Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAPS)

What is SAPS

The Higher Education Amendments of 1986 require that a student receiving federal or state financial aid maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAPS) requirements. The SAPS criteria are necessary to ensure that students who are being funded for their educational costs are making progress towards degree completion in a timely manner.

Academic Success

Minnesota State University, Mankato is committed to ensuring that students are successful in completing their degree programs. The SAPS criteria allow Student Financial Services to assist students in their academic success. Students identified as experiencing academic difficulty may be referred to and/or connected with University resources to assist them. There are numerous services available on campus to help students meet their educational goals and achieve academic success.

Policies, Procedures and Brochures


If you have questions about SAPS or need an appeal form, please contact the Campus Hub.