Federal regulations require the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College to establish and apply reasonable standards of satisfactory progress for the purpose of the receipt of financial assistance under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The law requires institutions to develop policies regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Each institution must design criteria, which outlines the definition of student progress towards a degree and the consequences to the student if progress is not achieved. Rio Grande students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory progress in their selected course of study as set forth in this policy.