Satisfactory Academic Progress:
To remain eligible to receive financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. A student may achieve this by maintaining a minimum gpa, completing at least 67% of the units attempted, and by completing the educational program of study within 150% of the published program length. We evaluate these academic measures annually. For further explanation, please continue reading below.
Qualitative Requirement – Grade Point Average (GPA).
To remain eligible to receive financial aid, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 at the time of evaluation will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
Quantitative Requirement – Percentage of Completion (Pace)
Students must complete a minimum percentage of attempted units in order to maintain SAP. The measurement of Pace is calculated using the total number of units successfully completed (passed) divided by the total number of units attempted:
Total units successfully completed / Total units attempted = Pace (%)
A student’s Pace must be at least 67% in order to remain eligible to receive financial aid. Students with a Pace below 67% at the time of evaluation will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
The Maximum Timeframe in which a student must complete his/her educational program is 150% of the published length of the educational program at MSMU. Full-time students are expected to complete their MSMU studies upon reaching 124 units (the minimum number of units required to earn a degree). This means that the Maximum Timeframe to complete the educational program is 186 attempted units.
Students who reached the Maximum Timeframe at the time of evaluation or who are determined at the time of evaluation to be not able to complete their studies before reaching the Maximum Timeframe will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
Financial Aid Suspension
Students, who fail to maintain any of the three SAP requirements (Qualitative, Quantitative, and/or Maximum Timeframe) at the time of evaluation, will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. A student on Financial Aid Suspension is not eligible to receive any financial aid. Following the evaluation period, any student placed on Financial Aid Suspension will be notified (via a letter to the home address on record) of the suspension status, the reason(s) for suspension, and the appeal process.
Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Process
Students may not submit an appeal prior to receiving notification of Financial Aid Suspension status and the appeal must be submitted using the appropriate Appeal Form. A student placed on Financial Aid Suspension may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee if the student believes there are extenuating circumstances for his/her failure to maintain SAP.
If appealing Financial Aid Suspension, students must submit the following to the Office of Financial Aid within sixty 60) calendar days from the date of the letter stating the Financial Aid Suspension status:
Submission of a SAP Appeal does not guarantee that your appeal will be approved. SAP decisions rendered by the Office of Financial Aid are final.