Financial Aid

School Code: 001828

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Financial Aid Office Hours:


Monday - Thursday:  8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Friday:  9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Contact Us:

Phone:  260-481-6820

Fax:      260-481-4159

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Financial Aid

All financial aid (federal, state and institutional) recipients are required to make reasonable academic progress toward completion of degree requirements. Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at IPFW are evaluated at the end of each academic semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) and at the time of awarding of any aid. The policy consists of a completion requirement, a grade point average requirement, and a maximum time frame requirement.

Completion Requirement

IPFW students must complete at least 67% of their hours attempted cumulatively. A student who fails to complete 67% of their hours attempted cumulatively will be placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress Warning. If the student fails to complete at least 33% of their attempted hours cumulatively, the student is placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress 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.  IPFW does not offer non-credit remedial courses, and we do not transfer in non-credit remedial courses.

NOTE:  If you repeat a course, the hours from the first attempt and any subsequent attempts will be considered in the course completion calculation.

Grade Point Average Requirement*

*Please note that the GPA requirements listed below are new as of the 2015-16 academic year. 

Student Level

 Credits  Completed

Minimum   CGPA








Please see the Academic Standards for your graduate program for further information.

Only the most recent grade earned in a repeated course will be incorporated into the GPA calculation.  If a student's grade is changed, the Financial Aid Office is notified and will recalculate the GPA.  The Financial Aid Office will then contact the student if it changes their status under SAP.

Maximum Time-Frame Requirement ***

The maximum time frame a student has to complete their degree is equal to 150% of the hours required for the completion of the degree or certificate. As a general rule, the bachelor degree has a maximum of 122 hours attempted.  A student would be placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension after attempting 183 hours (150% of 122 credit hours). Hours transferred to IPFW from previous institutions are included in this requirement.

NOTE: A student seeking a second degree or certificate will still have his/her hours from the first degree counted in their total hours attempted. For example, a student who completed a Bachelor's Degree while attempting 130 hours at IPFW would start out with those same 130 hours attempted before taking a single class towards his/her second degree.

Warning, Suspension and Appeal Process

Financial aid (federal, state and institutional) recipients who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards will be placed on a warning status and notified in writing that they have the opportunity to repair their record through their enrollment and counseling.

Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic progress in their next semester of enrollment will be notified in writing that they are on a Suspension status and are no longer eligible for financial aid (federal, state and institutional).  A student may provide a written appeal within 30 days of the date of notification if extenuating circumstances exist.

For a copy of the SAP Appeal form, please click here.