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Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to receive financial aid, you must make progress toward your degree as defined by the Office of Financial Aid. This refers to requirements to maintain eligibility for continued enrollment at the University at Buffalo, as well as for continued receipt of Federal and New York State Financial Aid.

Good standing is divided into Pursuit of Program and Satisfactory Academic Progress that are measures to determine whether you are progressing towards a degree at an acceptable pace. Criteria is significantly different for UB Academic, New York State, and Federal Good Standing.

Federal SAP requirements will vary depending upon your academic career at the time of the review. Some examples of federal aid are: Pell, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, and Federal College Workstudy. Please view your specific requirements:

SAP flow chart

Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.

Last updated: April 29, 2014 10:45 am EST