In order to receive any federal, state, and Drew University financial aid (including need-based grants and merit scholarships), you must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the U.S. Department of Education and Drew University institutional guidelines. All Drew University students must meet the criteria stated in the policy regardless of whether or not they previously received financial aid.

The requirements apply to part-time as well as full-time students for all semesters of enrollment within an academic year, including those semesters for which no financial aid was granted. Evaluation of SAP is made at the conclusion of each academic term once grades are posted in the university system. This review looks at all courses attempted and earned, GPA, and pace towards graduation.

Programs governed by these regulations are:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
  • Educational Opportunity Grant (EOF)
  • New Jersey Stars II Program
  • Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars (DS)
  • Urban Scholars Award (US)
  • All Drew University Grants and Scholarships
The Drew University requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress, as well as the appeal process for students who fail to meet SAP, can be found by following the link to the University course catalog below.

Drew University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy