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Satisfactory Academic Progress for all Federal Aid Recipients

Students receiving federal Title IV aid for their educational costs are required to maintain an acceptable cumulative GPA, while at the same time completing a specified percentage of the credits for which they register within a certain time frame. The maximum time frame may not exceed 150% of the published length of the educational program measured in credit hours attempted.

Federal Title IV student aid funds include: Federal PELL, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loan, and Direct Stafford Loans.

A review of federal aid eligibility will be completed at the end of the Spring semester to determine eligibility for the new aid year.

Students will be notified via their NCC email if they did not meet the federal requirements for academic progress.

A student may appeal this decision if they can document that extenuating circumstances caused the poor academic performance. Appeals are a one-time option for unforeseen, extenuating circumstances and are not for ongoing medical issues. Students with approved appeals will be given a probationary semester in which they will be granted federal aid for one semester. At the end of the probationary semester their progress will be reviewed to determine if they are eligible for federal aid in the next semester. If it is determined that the student is still not making academic progress, no aid will be issued for the following semester and no additional appeal will be accepted.

APPEAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Complete and submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Request form. This form can be downloaded from our forms page at www.ncc.edu/financialaid
  2. Submit a signed, legible letter explaining the extenuating circumstance leading to the failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress and the corrective action taken to resolve the circumstance from continuing or happening again.
  3. Submit any documentation to support your explanation.

The above documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by August 1 for the pending academic year. Approximately two weeks from when the necessary documents have been submitted to the Financial Aid Office, a decision will be sent to the student's NCC email.

To continue to receive financial aid, students must maintain the standards of satisfactory progress.
See following chart.

Earned Max Attempted Min GPA
1 1.5 1.7
2 3 1.7
3 4.5 1.7
4 6 1.7
5 7.5 1.7
6 9 1.7
7 10.5 1.7
8 12 1.7
9 13.5 1.7
10 15 1.7
11 16.5 1.7
12 18 1.7
13 19.5 1.7
14 21 1.7
15 22.5 1.8
16 24 1.8
17 25.5 1.8
18 27 1.8
19 28.5 1.8
20 30 1.8
21 31.5 1.8
22 33 1.8
23 34.5 1.8
24 36 1.8
25 37.5 1.8
26 39 1.8
27 40.5 1.8
28 42 1.8
29 43.5 1.8
30 45 1.9
31 46.5 1.9
32 48 1.9
33 49.5 1.9
34 51 1.9
35 52.5 1.9
36 54 1.9
37 55.5 1.9
38 57 1.9
39 58.5 1.9
40 60 1.9
41 61.5 1.9
42 63 1.9
43 64.5 1.9
44 66 1.9
45 67.5 1.9
46 69 1.9
47 70.5 1.9
48 72 2
49 73.5 2
50 75 2
51 76.5 2
52 78 2
53 79.5 2
54 81 2
55 82.5 2
56 84 2
57 85.5 2
58 87 2
59 88.5 2
60 90 2
61 91.5 2
62 93 2
63 94.5 2
64 96 2
65 97.5 2
66 99 2
67 100.5 2
68 102 2
69 103.5 2
70 105 2
71 106.5 2
72 108 2
73 109.5 2
74 111 2
75 112.5 2
76 114 2
77 115.5 2
78 117 2