After completing the FAFSA, you will need to check your SAP eligibility (Satisfactory Academic Progress) to make sure you are in good academic standing or whether you might be on financial aid suspension.
Unless you have completed both items below, your SAP status will NOT be available.
- Alamo Colleges has successfully received your FAFSA.
- You have completed the Apply Texas for admissions
What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
Satisfactory Academic Progress is a federal requirement students must meet to receive both federal & state financial aid.
A student who is meeting SAP will have:
- A 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average or above
- A sixty-seven percent (67%) cumulative completion rate between hours attempted & hours you have actually completed
- No more than ninety-nine (99) attempted hours of college level courses (excluding 30 hours of remedial courses)
In addition to the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, all students applying for financial aid are responsible for complying with the Alamo College's SAP Policy.
How does SAP affect my financial aid?
Once a student is not meeting the SAP policy they will be placed on financial aid suspension and no longer qualify for aid including Federal Direct Loans.
How and where do I check my SAP?
SAP status can be found in the ACES student portal under the Financial Aid tab
Click here to login to your ACES account to check your SAP
How often is SAP updated?
The financial aid office checks SAP every year after Spring grades are posted. Students not meeting SAP once calculated are placed on financial aid suspension.
What can I do to make sure I remain in good standing?
1. Avoid dropping classes or earning grades not considered to be passing according to the SAP policy.
2. Follow your degree plan and meet with an advisor regularly
What can I do if I am placed on Suspension?
Please click here to learn more about Financial Aid Appeal process.
What does it mean if I am Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress?
Students who are meeting satisfactory progress are eligible to receive aid as long they are meeting all other requirements.