Financial Aid Policies and Glossary

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

In order to receive financial aid (Federal Title IV funds), a student must be making satisfactory academic progress. Eligibility for federal aid from Title IV programs will be evaluated as part of the initial application process and again at the end of each academic year. Click here to see the full SAP Policy.

Communication Method

The primary and official method of communication by the SEBC Office of Financial Aid is your SEBC e-mail address. It allows us to easily make contact with you throughout the day and you are able to contact us at a time that is convenient for you.

It is the student’s responsibility to check your e-mail account on a regular basis. Failure to read and reply to e-mail from the Office of Financial Aid in a timely manner, could have a negative impact on your financial aid.

Depending on your e-mail provider, you may need to add to the address book of your email account. This will ensure that email from us will not be sent to your SPAM/JUNK folder.

Award Notification Letters will be sent to the student’s home address until school starts. Once classes start, Award Notification Letters will be placed in the students SEBC mailbox.

If you do not want to receive communications via e-mail, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid in writing.

Retaking Coursework (Effective 7/1/2011)

Students may receive Title IV aid only for one repeat of a previously passed course. Both the initial course as well as any repeats will be counted in attempted hours and completed hours for SAP evaluation.

Students who repeat a failed course may continue to receive Title IV aid for multiple attempts. All failed classes will be counted as attempted hours for SAP evaluation.

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

Financial aid has its own terminology and is sometimes difficult to understand. See a full list of financial aid terms provided by