Texas Tech University

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) / Academic Probation Warning

Federal law requires that institutions of higher education monitor the academic progress of students who receive federal financial aid. In order to remain eligible for federal, state and some institutional financial aid, students must comply with Texas Tech University standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). All undergraduate, graduate and law students will be evaluated annually for SAP at the end of the Spring Semester.


Minimum GPA: An undergraduate and law student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00. A graduate or professional student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or the minimum GPA standard as defined by the degree program.

Minimum Pace: A student must successfully complete at least 67% of the credit hours they attempt.

Maximum Timeframe: A student may attempt no more that 150% of the credit hours required by his or her degree program.

Failure to Meet SAP Requirements

Any undergraduate, graduate, and law student who fails to meet SAP requirements during the annual review, is placed on Financial Aid Suspension and is not eligible to receive financial aid without a successful appeal. Should the student not wish to appeal, the student must meet SAP requirements before aid eligibility can be re-established.

A student with less than three processed SAP appeals is eligible to submit a SAP appeal,  please download the SAP form on our Financial Aid  website at www.financialaid.ttu.edu. The completed appeal must be submitted to the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 302 West Hall or you can submit directly to finaid.sap@ttu.edu

Please submit a complete SAP Appeal by the deadline date of the 12th class date. Late Appeals will not be accepted and incomplete appeals will not be reviewed.

With an approved SAP Appeal, the student is on probation. At the completion of the probationary semester, the student whose appeal was approved, will be reviewed for SAP. If SAP standards are maintained, the student will remain eligible for financial aid. This review process will happen at the end of every term until student is back in good standing or becomes ineligible.

Students with more than three appeals are ineligible for federal financial aid (grants, loans, college work study, etc.)

To regain financial aid eligibility, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards as stated in our SAP Policy.  SAP standards are reviewed after each Spring term.  Our SAP policy is available on our financial aid website at: www.depart.ttu.edu/financialaid/policyandprocedure

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all students be notified of their financial aid SAP standing regardless if they are receiving financial aid.  If you have not submitted a FAFSA and are not receiving financial aid,  you can check your financial aid eligibility on your Raiderlink, please follow the steps outlined in the SAP Frequently Asked Questions below.

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