SAP is determined on the basis of quantitative and qualitative standards.
Students must have earned 66.67 percent of the total credits from courses they attempted; transfer credits count as both attempted and earned credits.
Students are permitted to receive federal student aid for a maximum of 150 percent of the number of credits normally required for completion of their degree program (e.g., up to 180 credits for a 120-credit degree).
If, at any point, it becomes impossible for students to complete their degree within the 150 percent allowance, their eligibility for federal financial aid will be revoked for the remainder of their studies, without the possibility of an appeal.
Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
SAP Appeal Conditions and Process
Students have the right to appeal any decision of ineligibility to continue receiving financial assistance. They must be able to demonstrate that the conditions that caused them to fall below SAP requirements can reasonably be expected not to exist in
subsequent semesters and provide documentation supporting their claim of unusual circumstances in order to be considered for an appeal. Examples of unusual situations that may provide grounds for an appeal include:
- Serious physical or mental illness
- Severe accident or injury
- Death of a family member
- Other extenuating circumstances
If you wish to appeal a Financial Aid Suspension, you must complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress Request for Review and submit it, along with all required
statements and supporting documents detailing the extenuating circumstances, to the Office of Financial Aid at The New School within 30 days of notification that aid eligibility has been lost. The deadline for submitting a Satisfactory Academic
Progress Request for Review for the upcoming school year is July 15. Appeals will not be accepted after July 15.
After you submit an appeal, you will be sent an email with the ruling of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. If the appeal is granted, the letter will detail any specific requirements you must fulfill for the appeal. Failure to fulfill these requirements
will result in an immediate suspension of financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid may also have to return any federal financial aid disbursed on the basis of the committee's decision if you fail to fulfill the requirements.
If you do not have grounds for appeal or if the appeal is denied, you will remain on Financial Aid Suspension, but you may be able to regain eligibility for future semesters. You can do this by enrolling at The New School at your own expense — without
federal financial aid — and meeting the qualitative and quantitative SAP standards.