Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive student financial aid. SAP is reviewed, in general, at the end of each payment period. A student’s continued eligibility for financial aid in a subsequent payment period is dependent upon his/her academic record as of the end of the previous payment period.Federal regulations require that all institutions participating in Title IV federal student aid programmes establish academic standards to ensure students make satisfactory progress. GIA’s SAP Policy can be found on page 62 of the GIA Education Catalogue.
Financial Aid Warning Status: FSA and VA benefit recipients who fail to meet the standards defined above will be placed on Financial Aid Warning Status for the following payment period. Students in Financial Aid Warning Status remain eligible for federal student and/or veterans' benefits. If a student has not returned to “satisfactory” academic standing (as stated in the SAP Policy) by the end of the Financial Aid Warning Status payment period, the student will cease to be eligible for federal student aid and/or veterans benefits.
Scholarship recipients who are dismissed due to a failure to meet SAP standards are liable for any outstanding tuition balance at the time of dismissal.