Student Success Plan / Financial Aid Academic Plan

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The Financial Aid Academic Plan is now referred to as the Student Success Plan. See details below.

The Financial Aid Academic Plan is now referred to as the Student Success Plan. The Student Success Plan will be required for all students submitting a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal. If the SAP Appeal is approved, the requirements of the Student Success Plan will take effect immediately. If you are not currently enrolled, it will take effect for the next term of enrollment.

The Student Success Plan, like the Financial Aid Academic Plan, may have a variety of interventions assigned (i.e., mandatory tutoring, reduced course load, less online coursework, etc.) and adherence to these requirements is a must in order for you to continue receiving financial aid. The Student Success Plan/Financial Aid Academic Plan are individualized plans designed to ensure that you will be meeting SAP or graduating by a specific point in time. Although each plan is reviewed at the end of every term, the plan itself may be in effect for multiple terms.

In addition to the above, SPC's Student Success Plan will always consist of the following requirements:

  • A minimum GPA requirement as established by your Academic Advisor. Note that if your current GPA is below 2.0, your Student Success Plan requirement will be greater than a 2.0 GPA of enrolled coursework each term
  • A minimum Completion Ratio requirement as established by your Academic Advisor. Note that if your current Completion Ratio is below 67%, your Student Success Plan requirement will be greater than 67% of enrolled coursework each term

If you do not adhere to the requirements of your Student Success Plan, you will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. As a result, you will lose your financial aid eligibility. No other appeals will be accepted unless the following specific extenuating circumstances apply:

  • Death of an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, guardian, sister, brother, son, or daughter)
  • Major medical issue (i.e. requires hospitalization) experienced by the student or an immediate family member (as designated above)
  • Domestic violence
  • Involuntary call to active military duty
  • Other extreme circumstances (case by case basis)