University of Nebraska at Omaha
Office of Financial Aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
2012/2013 Academic Year
Federal regulations require a student to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study he/she is pursuing in order to receive federal financial assistance.
In order to comply with these regulations, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has established the following Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
policy. The standards listed below are checked upon receipt of your electronic Student Aid Report and after the final posting of Spring semester grades.
- You must be in "good academic standing" at UNO. This is defined as having an earned UNO cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
- You must have successfully completed ("D" grade or higher) at least 67% of the total credit hours for which you have attempted at UNO, plus any transfer hours accepted from other schools, upon completion of the Spring 2012 semester. Grades of Failing (F); No-Credit (NC); No Report (NR), Unsatisfactory (U); Incomplete (I); In Progress (IP); Audit (AU); and Withdraw (W); are considered unsuccessful completion of credit hours attempted.
- If you are enrolled at the undergraduate degree level, no more than 180 undergraduate credit hours can be attempted as of the completion of the 2012 Spring semester. No more than 70 credit hours at the graduate level can be attempted as of the completion of the 2012 Spring semester. At the doctoral degree level, 125 credit hours is the maximum that can be attempted. Attempted hours include both hours attempted at UNO and any transfer hours accepted from other schools you have attended. All credit hours for repeated courses will be included in the attempted hours calculation. Also, if the number of credit hours you still need to graduate, in addition to the number of hours you have already attempted exceeds the maximum attempted hour total above, your aid eligibility will be cancelled.
- A course retaken beyond the first retake of a previously passed course cannot be included in the credit hour total when determining the total number of hours for disbursement of aid. "W" grades are not considered in this retake calculation, even though they are considered in the completion rate calculation in #2 above.