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, D, 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 67 percent of cumulative credits taken.  A key difference is that students who do not meet SAP requirements for two terms may be suspended from using financial aid. Success coaches can assist students in submitting an appeal if appropriate.  The complete financial aid SAP policy can be read at

Students with questions about their financial aid SAP may email or reach out to a success coach.