Published Friday, May 19, 2023 - 9:04am

Are you making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? 

In order to maintain eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid, a student must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward the completion of a degree or a teaching certificate. Students not making SAP after spring grades are posted will have their aid for the summer and/or next fall cancelled. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress has 3 components:

  1. Qualitative. All students must maintain good academic standing based on the standards prescribed in Appalachian State University’s Graduate Bulletin and Undergraduate Bulletin, as applicable.

  2. Aggregate. Total attempted hours should not exceed 150% of the published length of your degree program. 

  3. Quantitative. You must earn credit in at least 67% of your attempted credit hours for the degree program.

View the entire Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy here

Students not making SAP may appeal for aid through our secure portal. Requirements will be posted as soon as possible after spring grades are posted. If you have any questions regarding the SAP standards or your financial aid offer, please contact our office or make an appointment to meet with a counselor. 

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 8:21am

The last day to add/or drop classes for financial aid for the Summer is May 31st. Classes added after May 31st cannot be counted for your financial aid award. Dropping classes before May 31st can result in aid being returned and a balance owed to the University.

If you have any questions or need assistance please call us (828-262-2190) email us ( or schedule a virtual appointment with a financial aid counselor.

Published Friday, March 24, 2023 - 8:43am

The state has provided funding to help specific students afford classes in Summer 2023, which is called the Summer Accelerator grant. To be considered for the grant, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • An Appalachian State student pursuing their first undergraduate degree
  • Be an in-state resident
  • and register during early summer registration (April 3-April 17)

All students that meet these criteria will be considered for the NC Summer Accelerator grant. We will award the grant based on student eligibility and funding availability. The amount of the awarded grant will vary based on the number of eligible students.

There is no additional application other than signing up for Summer 2023 classes between April 3-April 17.

Learn more about summer:

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 2:00pm

Financial aid is available to assist students taking classes over the summer.

Summer aid eligibility will be evaluated based on actual summer enrollment for 2023. We will begin reviewing enrollment and evaluating eligibility during the early registration period. (There is no separate application for summer aid.) Most financial aid requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of enrollment for eligibility. During the summer, those hours can either be divided into 3 credit hours per session or 6 credit hours in one session.  

It is important to note that May 31st is the last day to add classes for ALL summer sessions to be considered for financial aid eligibility. If you have not filed your 2022-2023 FAFSA, there is still time to complete an application at

Want to learn more about summer financial aid? We have additional information on eligibility criteria and the types of aid available at

Want to talk with a counselor about summer aid?  Our office is currently operating remotely and counselors are available to talk with you about your summer plans and options for financial aid! You can email our office at, call us at 828-262-2190, or schedule an appointment.  More information on our remote service arrangements here:

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:59pm

The Office of Student Financial Aid & University Scholarships is available by phone (828-262-2190), email (,and in person Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m-5:00p.m. Students and families also have the ability to make an appointment for a virtual meeting with a financial aid counselor or, for same day needs, to drop-in for our daily virtual walk-in hours.

To avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged. 

If you are dropping off papers, a secure drop box is available in our lobby.