To continue receiving financial aid you must maintain the following SAP requirements:
Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional GPA of 2.0.
Completion Rate - Maintain a 67% cumulative completion rate.
Maximum Time Frame- Complete your degree/diploma/certificate within 150% of the required program hours of study. Example: a student enrolled in a 60 credit hour program is eligible until 90 credit hours are attempted (60 x 1.5 = 90).
What does my SAP standing mean?
Note: Students who receive a failing grade in a class can repeat that class but it will affect the student's completion rate. Number of repeat classes is considered by the review committee when a student is submitting an appeal for loss of financial aid. Classes repeated to improve a passing grade may be repeated one (1) additional time only.
How to Appeal?
Appeal outcomes are communicated by eTC email and include:
Please refer to the Catalog for more information.
Dropping Vs. Withdrawing from Classes
Withdrawing from a Class
A student may withdraw from a class online via eTC after the drop period. A grade of “W” will be awarded for the withdrawn course(s). Any withdrawals can impact a student’s completion rate. The student is responsible for all transactions, including notification of the Financial Aid office, if financial aid, scholarships, or VA education benefits are being received.
Withdrawing from the College
All students officially withdrawing from the College must complete a "Withdraw from College" form available in TC Central. Students are required to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor prior to submitting the form to TC Central. Students leaving the college without completing the "Withdraw from College" form are considered unofficially withdrawn. Federal financial aid eligibility must be recalculated for students who withdraw (officially or unofficially), drop out, or are dismissed prior to completing 60% of a semester. Federal financial aid includes Pell grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal loans. Federal financial aid must be returned to the federal government based on the percent of unearned aid.
Contact the Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-646-1650 prior to withdrawing from a class or the college to determine how financial aid will be impacted.
Be familiar with the college calendar to know when all drop and withdraw dates occur.