Students at the University of Idaho are required to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to be eligible for federal financial aid. At the end of each academic year, a student's UI GPA, completion rate of all attempted classes (Pace) and maximum number of attempted credits are evaluated to determine if satisfactory progress towards a degree has been made. The complete SAP policy is available.
Students who have not made satisfactory academic progress will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office explaining the reason(s) for the suspension of financial aid and how to regain eligibility. A Petition for Financial Aid Reinstatement is required for students seeking to regain eligibility for financial aid.
To assist students and faculty with section E of the Petition for Financial Aid Reinstatement form a calculator is provided below.
Financial Aid Pace Calculator for Satisfactory Academic Progress
The table below will help students and college personnel calculate the number of courses that need to be successfully completed in order to regain acceptable pace toward their degree for financial aid eligibility.
On the first box, enter the cumulative attempted credits and earned credits.
This will establish a starting point to add the current term hours and any future terms. As you
add courses to each term, "click" the calculate button to see the percentage of earned vs.
attempted hours. A message will appear near the bottom of the form when the 67 percent goal is achieved.
The calculated percentage will round up from 66.6 percent.
If you need to start over, "click" the clear button to reset the form.
If you are completing section E of the Petition for Financial Aid Reinstatement form, we recommend that you print and attach this page to your petition when you submit it to your academic college. The college must sign the petition at the bottom of section E before it is forwarded to the Financial Aid Office for processing.