Financial Aid and SAP


Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress


Academic progress is made up of two parts:

  1. Your cumulative GPA, includes all of your OCCC credits AND any credits taken through PCC directly.
  2. The percentage of your credits that you successfully complete each term. Successful completion is earning a grade of A, B, C, or P. 


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) applies to any student using financial aid. The standards are the same as Academic Standing, 2.0 cumulative GPA and successful completion of 2/3 of credits each term.  A key difference is that students who do not meet SAP requirements for two terms may be suspended from using financial aid. Advisors can assist students in submitting an appeal if appropriate. Additionally, financial aid requires students to complete their programs in a timely manner, generally within 150% of the credits required, called "Maximum timeframe." 

Students with questions about their SAP or Maximum Timeframe status should contact the financial aid specialist at 541-867-8503.