Financial aid programs affected by Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) are:
Financial aid recipients who fail to meet SAP requirements will be notified via BCC E-Mail that their academic goals are at risk and be placed on Financial Aid ‘Warning’ for the upcoming term.
Failure to meet SAP requirements at the end of the warning term will result in a suspension of the student’s financial aid and be placed on a Financial Aid ‘Unsatisfactory’ for the upcoming term. Funding will be immediately removed for the term(s) in question. Students placed on ‘Unsatisfactory’ under BCC’s current Financial Aid SAP policy will be notified via BCC E-Mail. Students whose aid is withdrawn due to being ‘Unsatisfactory’ may complete an SAP Appeal to be reviewed by committee:
SAP also measures students “Pace” towards graduation. Students must complete their academic program of study within 150% of the published length of the program. Note: Students who do not complete their Certificate or Associate Degree requirements within the maximum time frame stated above will lose eligibility for Federal and State aid. However, under special circumstances, students who have exceeded max time frame may be allowed to appeal their last semester prior to graduation only one (1) time:
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652