Students receiving financial assistance through a federal program or S.C. Tuition Grant must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Student Financial Aid must monitor the progress of all students to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress toward completion of their program in a reasonable period of time. This policy is in addition to the academic standards required by the University. The cumulative review determines the student’s eligibility for financial assistance based on the student's academic history. Whether the student has received financial assistance previously is not a factor in determining eligibility. A student’s SAP status will be evaluated each year when the initial Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received and then at the end of an academic year (after spring semester grades are posted) in which the student attended.