Satisfactory Academic Progress
To be eligible for financial aid at the University of Washington, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress standards based on federal, state and institutional requirements. There are separate policies for undergraduate and graduate students. You, the student, are responsible for knowing these policies.
You must meet the requirements for satisfactory academic progress (SAP) based on the aid you are receiving. Many students need to meet the requirement in both the Federal Aid SAP policy as well as the State and Institutional Aid SAP policy.
You can review your award notice on MyUW to see what type of aid you have been awarded. Federal aid typically consists of the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grants (SEOG), Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford and the Parent PLUS loans. State and Institutional aid typically consists of the Washington College Grant, College Bound, Univeristy Tuition Exemption-Bothell, and the Undergraduate University Grant.
If you are not sure about which requirements you need to meet or if you have questions about the different policies, please contact our financial aid office.
The requirements for Federal, State, and Institutional Aid SAP policies are the same for maximum time frame for degree completion, minimum grade point average, grades counted in successful completion, and how to re-establish eligibility.
To be eligible for financial aid at the Univeristy of Washington Bothell, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) based on federal, state, and institutional requirements. These requirements consists of three parts:
- An annual number of credits completed by the end of spring quarter
- Degree programs must be completed within a maximum time frame, 150% of the average credits to complete the degree program
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) as established by the University of Washington
In order to begin to be or continue to be eligible for financial aid, you must meet ALL three requirements. If you have questions about the requirements please contact our financial aid office.
To learn more about the specific policy for undergraduates and graduates please go to our SAP policy page.