Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal and state regulations require the establishment and enforcement of a satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy for students who are receiving federal and state financial aid. The regulations require the measurement of cumulative GPA, rate of progression, and maximum time frame. Marygrove College students are considered to be making SAP if they consistently:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (graduate).
  • Complete 67% of attempted credits.*

SAP is monitored at the end of the Winter semester each academic year.  Students who fail to meet either of the requirements will be placed on financial aid SUSPENSION.  While on financial aid suspension, the student will not be eligible for any federal, state or other financial aid program that requires the student to be making SAP.  Students are notified via their Marygrove email account in early June when they are not meeting SAP. The notification will include what is required for the student to regain financial aid eligibility.

Students have the right to appeal the suspension status if they have mitigating circumstances they believe prevented them from maintaining or achieving SAP.   A letter from the student and all supporting third-party documentation is required to appeal the student’s financial aid suspension status.  All appeals must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. 

Appeals are reviewed on an individual basis and will be approved or denied within 2-4 weeks after receipt of all required documentation. The student will be notified of the appeal decision.  If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and will be eligible for financial aid on a probationary basis.  The terms and conditions of the probation will be issued to the student in writing.  If the appeal is denied, the student will remain on Financial Aid Suspension and will not be eligible for financial aid.

Appeals may be submitted:
IN PERSON:Financial Aid Office - LA120
BY MAIL: Financial Aid Office
Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols Road
Detroit MI 48221-2599
FAX: (313) 927-1533

PLEASE NOTE:  The Office of Financial Aid SAP policy may differ from the academic policy of Marygrove College. While a student may be considered in “good standing” with Marygrove College, they may not necessarily be making Financial Aid SAP.

Questions about the SAP Policy should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 313-927-1204.