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Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy


When you accept your financial aid you are accepting the responsibility of meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Please review all of this information carefully. You are responsible for understanding these requirements.


2015-2016 SAP Policy - Please Read

SAP Progress Petition Form - For SAP appeals


Enrollment RangeUndergraduatesPost BaccalaureatesGraduates
Full - Time12 or more credits12 or more credits10 or more credits
3/4- Time9 - 11 credits----------------  -----------------
1/2 - Time6 - 8 credits6 - 11 credits5 - 9 credits
<1/2 - Time1 - 5 creditsNot eligibleNot eligible


  • Note: Communication of Satisfactory Progress Status will be sent through your CWU Outlook email account and recorded on MyCWU.
  • Email WARNINGS: Undergraduates may receive a warning by email at 225 attempted credits. Aid will be discontinued at 270 attempted credits. Post Baccalaureates and Graduates may receive a warning at 100 attempted credits; aid will be discontinued at 135 attempted credits.
  • Contact Financial Aid for an adjustment if your particular degree requires more than the standard number of credits.