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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Impact

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is basic academic standards to ensure successful completion of coursework leading to the timely receipt of a degree.  In order to receive federal financial aid, state grants, or university need-based aid, students must meet SAP standards established by the university in accordance with federal regulations.  Federal regulations require the evaluation of both qualitative and quantitative academic progress. 

All students enrolling for the first time at FSU (including transfers) will be considered to be meeting academic progress at FSU; subsequent reviews will include all course work (including transfer work).  The exception to this policy are students who are already exceeded the maximum timeframe with credit hours (see Maximum Timeframe requirements below); those students are not eligible for financial aid unless they appeal and the appeal is approved. 

Students are strongly encouraged to monitor their academic progress through their FELiX and email account.  Notifications of the change of SAP status will be sent to the student via email to their mycampus email account.  In addition, the SAP status and details are available anytime in FELiX.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are meeting the requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility.

View the status of your financial aid academic progress on FELiX under the Financial Aid tab, Click on "Eligibility", then click on "Academic Progress".


Fairmont State is pleased to provide the student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend. Results are based on 2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.

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Financial Aid Services
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4141
Fax: (304) 367-4789

Monday-Friday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Code:  003812