Financial Aid Offices are required to establish a policy to monitor degree progression and consistently apply it to all students.
BC3 reviews SAP at the end of each semester.
Freshman (0-29 credits) 1.80
Sophomore (30 +) 2.00
All attempted prep/developmental credits will count toward Time Frame. For Pace, they count toward attempted and earned. For GPA, these classes do not count towards degree completion and therefore are not included in the GPA calculation.--hide text--
Financial Aid may be used to pay for a repeated class one time. All attempted repeat credits will count toward Time Frame. For Pace, all credits count toward attempted, but only the repeat credits counts as earned. For GPA, your new grade will replace the old grade in the GPA calculation.--hide text--
All F or I grades will count as attempted toward Time Frame. For Pace, all credits count toward attempted, but F or I grades do not count as earned. For GPA, F or I grades count as 0 points earned.--hide text--
All W grades will count as attempted toward Time Frame. For Pace, all W grades count toward attempted, but W grades do not count as earned. For GPA, W grades are not included in the calculation.--hide text--
All transfer credits will count toward Time Frame. For Pace, transfer credits do not count in attempted, but DO count toward earned. For GPA, transfer credits are not included in the calculation; however they are used to determine freshman/sophomore status.--hide text--
A change of program does not "reset" your SAP. If you change programs, BC3 will use all of your attempted and earned credits when calculating your Time Frame, Pace, and GPA.--hide text--
All periods of enrollment are considered when calculating SAP, regardless of whether or not you received prior federal financial aid for those credits.--hide text--
If you fail to make SAP, then you will be placed on Warning for your next semester.
What is Federal Financial Aid?
Federal Financial Aid includes Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Direct Loans, and Work-Study. Veteran's Benefits are also required to follow the same policy.
What if I Become Terminated?
If you become terminated, you may still be academically eligible to continue to take courses at BC3. However, you must pay on your own until you meet PACE and GPA requirements.
What if I have extenuating circumstances?
If there are extenuating circumstances for you failure to make SAP, you may request a review of your financial aid status one time. Extenuating circumstances includes health reasons, death of an immediate family member or undue hardship.
If you have extenuating circumstances, contact the Financial Aid Office for instructions on how to appeal your status.
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Financial Aid Resources
Federal School Code: 003240
Financial Aid Office
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler PA 16003
Monday thru Friday
8am - 4pm
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