Although MCC has a college-wide academic progress standard with which all students must comply, financial aid applicants must also be reviewed by a separate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standard that is established and regulated by the federal government.
The Financial Aid SAP standard consists of two measures: grade point average and completion rate percentage.
Grade point average: Students must maintain the following minimum cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.
- 1-12 attempted credits:1.7 GPA
- 13-24 attempted credits:1.8 GPA
- 24 or more attempted credits:2.0 GPA
Completion Rate Percentage: All students must successfully complete 66 percent of their attempted credits. According to federal regulations, students may receive aid for only 150 percent of the length of the program.
While remaining eligible for financial aid, students who fail to make SAP will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester. Failure to make SAP while on financial aid probation will result in the suspension of all financial aid until terms of SAP are met. Students whose financial aid is suspended may appeal this decision to the Director of Financial Aid. Appeals must be made in writing within the first two weeks of classes each semester and must be based on extenuating circumstances or administrative error.