This study evaluated the academic performance of financial aid recipients at the Southern College of Technology over a two year period after the U.S. Department of Education required that a "satisfactory academic progress" policy be imposed as a condition for receiving further financial aid. Based on the findings of this study, the author argues that the students who are academically disadvantaged are not served equitably by the "satisfactory academic progress" policy.
McNair, Emerelle and Taylor, Sandra E.
"Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards: Jeopardizing Efforts Toward Educational Equity?,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol18/iss1/2