Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive student financial aid. Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed, in general, at the end of each payment period. A student’s continued eligibility for financial aid in a subsequent payment period shall be 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 programs establish academic standards to ensure students make satisfactory progress. GIA’s SAP Policy is found on page 62 of the GIA Education Catalog.
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 lose eligibility for federal student aid and/or Veterans Benefits.
Scholarship recipients who are dismissed due to failure of meeting SAP standards are liable for any outstanding tuition balance at the time of dismissal.