Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal regulations require institutions to monitor the academic progress of financial aid recipients.  Grand Valley's Satisfactory Academic Policy is to provide financial aid to students capable of remaining in good academic standing and who make adequate progress toward a degree.  

Students must meet the academic requirements below, to remain eligible for financial aid. Grand Valley must take into consideration ALL attempted Grand Valley credits regardless if financial aid was received for those credits. 

A student's financial aid eligibility is reviewed each semester. For more information on the policy, please see the SAP policy disclaimers and definitions.

If a student becomes ineligible for financial aid, they may appeal their SAP standing. 

Use our GPA Calculator to determine minimum grades needed to maintain financial aid eligibility. 


 

Undergraduate Students 

  • Achieve a minimum 1.5 cumulative GVSU GPA for 0-24 credits completed. 
  • Achieve a minimum 1.8 cumulative GVSU GPA for 25-54 credits completed.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GVSU GPA for 55+ credits completed. 
  • Complete and pass a minimum of 2/3 of all GVSU credit hours attempted.
  • Complete all degree requirements within 150% of the minimum number of credit hours required to graduate (based on 120 credits for undergraduate students.)

Second Undergraduate Students

  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GVSU GPA.
  • Complete and pass a minimum 2/3 of all GVSU credit hours attempted.
  • Complete all subsequent undergraduate degree requirements within 270 cumulative credit hours. (An additional 90 credits will be allowed for a subsequent undergraduate degree. First bachelor degree students must not exceed 180 cumulative credit hours, which is 150% of the minimum requirement to obtain an undergraduate degree.)

Graduate Students

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GVSU GPA.
  • Complete and pass a minimum of 2/3 of all GVSU credit hours attempted as a graduate student.
  • Complete all degree requirements within 150% of the minimum number of credit hours required to graduate (based on 60 credits for graduate students).

Doctoral Students

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GVSU GPA.
  • Complete and pass a minimum of 2/3 of all GVSU credit hours attempted as a doctoral student.
  • Complete all degree requirements within 150% of the minimum number of credit hours required to graduate (based on 120 credits for doctoral students).

Page last modified March 26, 2014