Student Handbook 2021-2022

Walsh

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

It is the policy of the Financial Aid Office of Walsh to provide financial assistance to students who remain in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degree while receiving financial aid. Walsh’s SAP policy applies to all students, those receiving federal and/or state financial aid as well as those who do not. Walsh evaluates each student’s academic progress at the end of each term in which the student is enrolled (fall, winter, spring, and summer).

In order to maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility while attending Walsh, a student must meet both a Qualitative Factor and a Quantitative Factor described below.

Qualitative Factor

This is the cumulative grade point average a student must achieve in order to receive financial aid. A grade of A through D- is included in the cumulative GPA even if the grade is not an acceptable grade for the student’s program of study.

Quantitative Factor

This is the pace a student must progress through their program to ensure they will graduate within the maximum timeframe.

Undergraduate Students

Must have a cumulative grade point average at Walsh of 2.000 or higher and must successfully complete 67% of their cumulative credits attempted. Undergraduate students must complete their degree within 150% of the length of the program. 120-127 semester credit hours are required for graduation.

Second Degree Undergraduate Students

Must have a cumulative grade point average at Walsh of 2.000 or higher and must successfully complete 67% of their cumulative credits attempted. A degree audit will need to be performed by the Admissions Office to determine the credit hours required to complete the new degree. This will allow the Financial Aid Office to determine their maximum timeframe.

Graduate and Doctoral Students

Must have a cumulative grade point average at Walsh of 3.000 or higher (MAC, MST and non-degree certificate programs students attending under a Walsh Catalog prior to 2017 - 2018 must achieve a cumulative grade point average at Walsh of 2.000 or higher). Graduate students must complete 50% of their coursework attempted and complete their degree requirements within 5 years or 20 semesters. Doctoral students must complete 50% of their coursework attempted and complete their degree requirements within 6 years or 24 semesters