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PCC SAP Policy Components

Students are required to meet all of the SAP standards as one of the eligibility criteria to receive Title IV (or federal) financial aid. Quantitative and qualitative standards 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 numbers that result from the qualitative and quantitative calculations for SAP are not rounded, they are truncated. What this means 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.