Publication Date: April 21, 2014

DCL ID:  ANN-14-09

Subject: Online Training Module - Satisfactory Academic Progress

Summary: This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid’s online training module on satisfactory academic progress (SAP), including resources to help you develop and successfully implement an SAP policy at your school.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of an online, self-paced training module about satisfactory academic progress (SAP). This training provides participants with lessons on required and optional elements of an SAP policy, and features a variety of resources to help you develop and implement your school’s SAP policy, including a checklist and factors to consider when creating or updating a policy. Portions of the training and the accompanying case studies have been separated into sections for term-based credit-hour programs and clock-hour and non-term credit-hour programs. This training is intended for financial aid professionals and all other school staff with responsibilities for monitoring students' satisfactory academic progress.

The "Satisfactory Academic Progress" training module is available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training Web site, located at

To access the training, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "Training by Topics" on the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose "Satisfactory Academic Progress" and then select "Enroll Me" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for Federal Student Aid E-Training, click on "Create new account" in the right-hand column on the home page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our training efforts. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Byron Scott at


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid


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