Requirements you must meet for financial aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress policy
As a recipient of financial aid (federal, state, and institutional), you are required to make reasonable academic progress toward the completion of your degree requirements. We evaluate the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) the end of each academic semester (fall, spring, and summer) and at the time of the awarding of any aid. The SAP policy consists of a completion requirement, a grade-point-average requirement, and a maximum-time-frame requirement.
You must complete at least 67 percent of your hours attempted cumulatively. If you fail to meet this requirement, you will be placed on SAP warning. If you fail to complete at least 33 percent of your attempted hours cumulatively, you will be placed on SAP suspension.
Hours attempted include all financial aid–eligible courses. For the purposes of this policy, hours attempted with grades of F,W, I, NP-, or NC are considered incomplete. We do not offer noncredit remedial courses, and we do not transfer in noncredit remedial courses.
If you repeat a course, we will consider the hours from the first attempt and any subsequent attempts in the course-completion calculation.
Grade point average
As an undergraduate, you must have all credits completed and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0. If you are a graduate student, you must have all credits completed and a minimum CGPA of 3.0. If you are a graduate student, see the academic standards of your program for further information.
We will incorporate only the most recent grade earned in a repeated course in the GPA calculation. If your grade changes, then our Office of Financial Aid will be notified and we will recalculate your GPA. Our Office of Financial Aid will then contact you if it changes your status under SAP.
Maximum time frame
The maximum time frame you have to complete your degree is equal to 150 percent of the hours required for the completion of your degree or certificate. As a general rule, a bachelor's degree has a maximum of 122 hours attempted. You will be placed on SAP suspension after attempting 183 hours (150 percent of 122 credit hours). We include hours transferred from previous institutions in this requirement.
Note: If you are seeking a second degree or certificate, you will still have your hours from the first degree counted in your total hours attempted. For example, if you had completed a bachelor's degree while attempting 130 hours at Purdue Fort Wayne, you would start out with those same 130 hours attempted before taking a single class toward your second degree.
Warning, suspension, and appeal process
If you are a financial aid (federal, state, and institutional) recipient and do not meet the SAP standards, you will be placed on a warning status and notified in writing that you have the opportunity to repair your record through enrollment and counseling.
If you fail to meet SAP in your next semester of enrollment, you will be notified through your go.PFW email that you are on a suspension status and are no longer eligible for financial aid (federal, state, and institutional). You may provide a written appeal within 30 days of the date of notification if extenuating circumstances exist.
You can find the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form on the forms page.