Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

We know you are working toward an important milestone: a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) . We want to help you achieve this goal and understand that financial aid is part of your future success. To remain eligible for financial aid, students must continue making progress toward their degree.

Federal regulations, HEA Sec. 484(c), §668.16, 668.34, require all schools participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy that meets the requirements detailed below. These conditions apply to all students as one factor for determining eligibility for financial aid. This is determined once a year after spring grades have posted. In accordance with federal regulations, financial aid will only be applied to courses included in a student’s program of study (degree). Any courses a student chooses to take outside of the program study (degree) will not receive financial aid.

General SAP Requirements:

Academic Level Completion Requirement Maximum Hours/Time GPA Requirement
Graduate 67% attempted hours Not to exceed 150% of the required hours on Degree Plan 3.0
Undergraduate (UG) 67% attempted hours Not to exceed 150% of the required hours on Degree Plan 2.0

View the complete SAP policy here

Federal School Code: 003661