Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you receive financial aid, then in keeping with government regulations and Mills policy you must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate in order to remain eligible for and continue receiving institutional, federal and/or state aid. Our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy defines the minimum standards that Mills students must meet in order to maintain their eligibility to receive financial aid.

Financial Aid SAP requirements fall into the following three categories, and progress is monitored annually:

  • Making progress toward your degree by completing a minimum number of credits.
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Completing your degree within a maximum specified timeframe.

Please note that this policy only addresses the minimum standards for financial aid eligibility; it does not address a graduate student's academic standing which determines a student's eligibility to enroll.

The SAP is not intended to chart a graduate student's course load per semester. We encourage students to work with their academic advisor to plan for an on-time graduation.