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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal and state regulations require financial aid recipients to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards a recognized degree or certificate. SAP applies to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students who receive most types of federal, state and institutional financial aid administered by the university. At the conclusion of the spring term each academic year, the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will review all currently enrolled UIC undergraduate and graduate students to verify they are meeting the SAP requirements. Additionally, for those students in undergraduate or graduate degree/certificate (eligible to receive financial aid) programs less than two years in length or who need to follow an academic plan, their status will also be reviewed at the conclusion of the fall and summer terms. This review by the OSFA is independent from any review of a student's academic record conducted by the various academic departments. Professional students from the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy will have their status reviewed at least annually by the respective college's promotion or academic review committees.

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