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Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Financial aid is to help students pay for their college expenses.
To receive financial aid (Federal and/or NJ State grants, scholarships, work study, and/or loans), students are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements while completing their Associate Degree or eligible Certificate programs at Bergen Community College.

Attendance (Pace) – Quantitative Component

SAP reviews the number of credits completed compared to the number of credits attempted.
All students receiving financial aid must attend classes regularly.
Any withdrawals (official or unofficial) from classes will impact their attendance.

Example: 25 credits completed divided by 50 credits attempted = 50% rate of progress (failure to meet SAP).

Quantitative “Pace” Measure Table
Credit Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-11 Credits No Minimum
12-23 Credits 50%
24-35 Credits 60%
36-47 Credits 65%
48 or more credits 67%

Grade Point Average (GPA) – Qualitative Component

All students receiving financial aid must earn minimum cumulative GPA requirements.
Any “E” or “W” (Withdrawal), “I” (Incomplete), and/or “F” (Failure) grades for classes will impact their cumulative GPA.

SAP reviews the cumulative GPA for all classes taken at Bergen Community College.

Example: 1.80 GPA after taking 36 credits (failure to meet SAP).

Qualitative “GPA” Measure Table
Credit Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-11 Credits No Minimum
12-23 Credits 1.70
24-35 Credits 1.80
36-47 Credits 1.90
48 or more credits 2.0

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Information – Quick Reference (PDF)

SAP Policy (eCatalog)

What does SAP  stand for?

Impact of Dropping or Withdrawing from the Course

What happen if a student receiving financial aid drops or withdraws from a course?

Repeating Coursework

Can a student use the financial aid to pay for repeated coursework?