2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Aid Eligibility

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility for the federal financial aid programs, as well as institutional aid, a student must meet the following requirements of satisfactory academic progress:

Qualitative Requirement: Grade Point Average

Credits Passed Cumulative GPA

Quantitative Requirement

Undergraduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 67 percent of the credit hours attempted each academic year.

Maximum Time Frame for Completion of Educational Objective

Undergraduate students must complete their degree program within 150 percent of the published length of their degree program. For example, a student enrolled in the four-year degree program should complete the program in twelve semesters (six years); a student enrolled in the two year degree program should complete the program in six semesters (three years); a student enrolled in the one year certificate/diploma program should complete the program in four semesters (two years).

Students' academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each academic year. Students who are not successfully completing courses at the minimum levels, as outlined above, are considered to be making unsatisfactory progress and will not be eligible for financial aid for the following semester. When a student's financial aid has been terminated, his/her academic status will be reviewed after the following academic semester to determine if financial aid can be reinstated. Financial aid eligibility will be reinstated once the student reaches the required minimum.

Students may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid if they believe that extenuating circumstances were present. For a description of the appeal process, as well as a further detailed description of the academic progress requirements, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 717.560.8254 or by email.