Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as sufficiently moving toward successful completion of degree requirements. LHU is required to check SAP for both Federal and State aid. All LHU students are evaluated by their official academic transcript at the completion of fall, spring and summer sessions once grades are posted by the Registrar’s Office. Students are responsible for knowing and meeting SAP requirements; therefore, it is important to acquaint yourself with the SAP policy as soon as possible. For more details regarding this policy please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Documents below.

Important - Please Note: A successful appeal of academic suspension is unrelated to financial aid suspension and does not result in reinstatement of a student's financial aid eligibility. Appealing one's financial aid suspension status is a separate process.

For more information about the SAP policy please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Document and the Satisfactory Academic Progress Frequently Asked Questions Document

PHEAA State Grant SAP Policy

Students are required to meet SAP to continue eligibility for the PHEAA State Grant. For each academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring and/or Summer term) during which State Grant aid is received, a student must successfully complete the minimum number of credits appropriate to the student’s enrollment status during the terms for which State Grant aid was received.

Before crediting a State Grant to a recipient’s account, the school must certify that, for the last academic year during which the student received state grant aid, the student completed the required minimum total number of credits or clock hours for the terms to which grant aid was applied. In other words, if the student last received a State Grant aid during the 2012-2013 academic year and received two full‑time semesters of State Grant aid (a total of 1.00), the student must have successfully completed 24 semester credits during or since those two terms in order to be eligible for the next academic year of aid.