Federal regulations require students to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in their educational program in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid. SAP is established and reviewed by the Office of Student Financial Services for the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School.
SAP is evaluated independently from the Academic Standing Committee and it is possible for a student to be in good academic standing with the University, but not be making satisfactory academic progress under this policy as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. Conversely, a student may be meeting Financial Aid SAP requirements, but still be dismissed by an Academic Standing Committee. Students who are academically dismissed from Suffolk University do not retain eligibility for financial assistance.