Western Kentucky University

Financial Aid Academic Plan

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Academic Plan

To continue receiving financial aid, a student must make satisfactory academic progress towards his or her academic degree. Satisfactory academic progress includes qualitative progress (grade-point average) and quantitative progress (hours earned). The satisfactory academic progress policy can be found on Student Financial Assistance's webpage.

Calendar for Group Meetings

Spring Calendar for Group Meetings- If you are submitting a Financial Aid Appeal you are not eligible to attend a group session. Please see "Financial Aid Probation Status" below for more information.

Warning Status

If a student fails to satisfy either component of satisfactory academic progress, the student may be placed on financial warning status for the following academic term. To receive financial aid on warning status a student must:

  • Complete an online satisfactory academic progress counseling session
  • Develop an academic plan:
    • Undergraduate students attending classes on main campus should attend a group session offered by the Academic Advising & Retention Center (call (270) 745-5065 for session dates) or schedule an individual academic plan appointment with the Academic Advising & Retention Center (call (270) 745-5065 to schedule an appointment).
    • Undergraduate students attending a regional campus should contact their advisor at the regional campus.
    • Graduate students should contact their program advisor.

Furthermore, the student must earn a minimum semester grade-point average (2.0 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for graduate students) and earn 100% of the credit hours for which aid was awarded for the semester.

Probation Status

If a student is submitting a financial aid appeal, he or she must complete the following steps:

  • Complete an online satisfactory academic progress counseling session
  • Submit an Appeal Form to Department of Student Financial Assistance
  • Develop an academic plan:
    • Undergraduate students attending classes on main campus should schedule an individual academic plan appointment with the Academic Advising & Retention Center (call (270) 745-5065 to schedule an appointment).
    • Undergraduate students attending a regional campus should contact their advisor at the regional campus.
    • Graduate students should contact their program advisor.
 Last Modified 1/24/14