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Admitted to SVSU? To ensure you receive the optimal financial aid package, complete your 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We've compiled some helpful tips and recommendations to assist you in the successful submission of your FAFSA. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be maintained while receiving federal, state and institutional aid at Saginaw Valley State University. There are three measurements for Satisfactory Academic Progress:

  • SVSU cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Percentage of attempted courses completed, and
  • Maximum credit hours needed in which to complete a degree

Students must meet all three measurements. Students are reviewed at the end of EACH SEMESTER. Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic standards after a semester will receive one subsequent semester of aid while in Financial Aid Warning status. Students who are on financial aid warning can receive federal, state and institutional aid as long as they meet all eligibility requirements. At the end of the warning period, a student who still has not met the standards will lose their eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid. 

Undergraduate Student Requirements (must meet all requirements)
Graduate Student Requirements (must meet all requirements)
Financial Aid Cancellation
Repeat Courses
Non-credit Courses & Non-degree Courses
Incomplete Courses
Course Withdrawals
Transfer Credit
Academic Program Changes
Appeal Process
Reinstatement of Scholarship & Financial Aid Eligibility

Students who have questions concerning the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy are advised to contact the Campus Financial Services Center at (989) 964-4900, E-mail: , 131-A Wickes Hall.  


Scholarships & Financial Aid
Wickes Hall 141
(989) 964-4900

Wickes Hall 131A
(989) 964-4900

Wickes Hall 151
(989) 964-4085