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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students who receive federal financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward graduation.

Financial assistance is disbursed to students who meet the following requirements:

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above during their enrollment at BYU–Hawaii.

    • Students on grade warning status may continue to receive federal and institutional loans and grants. However, students whose status is probation or suspension are not eligible for aid.
  • Complete all graduation requirements within 150% of the minimum hours required to complete your degree.

    • Most BYU–Hawaii students require about 120 hours for a BA or BS degree. The maximum attempted hour limit for these students is 180 hours (which is 50% more than the 120 hours required).
    • Your maximum hour limit includes all “attempted” hours, including hours for classes you repeated, and those for which you received a failing grade, a withdrawal, or incomplete.
    • Undergraduates who accumulate 60 hours of non-progress grades automatically lose eligibility for federal and institutional aid.
    • Transfer students should speak with a financial aid counselor to review their transfer work and to determine their maximum attempted hour limit.
  • Successfully complete at least 67 percent of all attempted credits in which they are enrolled.

    • Successful completion includes all classes for which the student receives a grade of A+ through D-.
    • Non-progress grades are those which indicate: failing, withdrawal, incomplete, or that a course was repeated.

Read more about SAP Policies