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PCC SAP Policy Components

The quantitative and qualitative standards listed below are used to evaluate the cumulative results of all periods of students’ enrollment, including those semesters or payment periods during which they did not receive Title IV funds or other types of financial assistance. Thus, a student who has not previously received Title IV aid may be ineligible to do so at initial application.

The components of the College's SAP standards apply to both the credit hour and clock hour programs, except where specifically noted as only being applicable to one category of programs.

The numbers that result from the qualitative and quantitative calculations for SAP are not rounded, they are truncated. What this means, for example, is that a completion rate of 66.6666% is truncated to 66.66% it is not rounded to 67%. Thus, the student’s GPA and rate of completion must be equal to or above the minimums cited in the SAP standards without rounding.

Students are required to meet all of the qualitative and quantitative SAP standards as one of the eligibility criteria to receive Title IV (or federal) financial aid.