Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Financial Aid

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by Congress, mandates that institutions of higher education monitor the academic progress of students who receive federal financial aid. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has established the following minimum standards to be eligible for and continue to receive federal financial aid. This policy reflects the changes to federal regulations that are effective as of July 1, 2011.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be reviewed at the end of each payment period (fall, spring, and summer semesters) and will be based on the student achieving both a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and earning a minimum of 70% of credit hours attempted (also known as, “meeting SAP”).

Please note that state and institutional programs may have higher academic requirements, and eligibility for those financial aid programs is subject to the requirements of each program.

  • Merit based academic scholarships also have minimum GPA requirements to maintain each semester.
  • Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG), a Texas resident need-based program, students must complete a minimum 24 hours per year and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for renewal. If a student fails to meet the required cumulative GPA or minimum earned hours at the end of each academic year, a student will receive notification of TEG SUSPENSION.