Qualitative Measures of Academic Progress
A student is maintaining “qualitative” academic progress by maintaining a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of each quarter of attendance.
Quantitative Measures of Academic Progress
A student is maintaining “quantitative” academic progress by passing all classes during each quarter of attendance, by achieving degree completion within the maximum allowed timeframe and by maintaining at least 67% Pace of Progression.
To maintain federal and institutional financial aid eligibility students must earn their degree program within 150% of the number of credits required for degree completion. For state aid programs, students must earn their degree within 125% of the number of credits required for degree completion to maintain eligibility.
All attempted (those passed and not passed) college level courses (100 level and above) are calculated into the 150% and 125% timeframe allowed for financial aid eligibility through degree completion. Transfer credits that apply toward the student’s degree/program are included in the maximum timeframe calculation as both "attempted" and "earned" credits.
Pace of Progression
In order to achieve degree completion within the maximum timeframe, students must ensure they are passing at least 67% of all attempted credits cumulatively. Cumulative attempted credits include all college level credits, all remedial credits and all transfer credits that apply to the student’s program of study.
Financial Aid Warning
Students who do not meet certain qualitative or quantitative standards may be placed in a Warning status for one quarter. The student continues to be eligible for financial aid during the Warning quarter but at the end of the Warning quarter must be meeting all measures of satisfactory academic progress (credit completion, Cumulative GPA and Pace of Progression). The Warning status occurs after the first quarter in which:
Financial Aid Suspension
A student’s financial aid eligibility is suspended, and the student is no longer eligible for financial aid, as a result of any of the following outcomes at the end of a quarterly evaluation:
Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility
If financial aid eligibility is suspended, a student may qualify to have their financial aid reinstated by completing enough credits, without financial aid, to satisfy all satisfactory academic requirements (quarterly credit completion, Cumulative GPA and Pace of Progression). Additionally, students who seek reinstatement this way must, at a minimum, complete and pass every class attempted and earn at least a 2.0 quarterly GPA.
Petitions for Reinstatement of Financial Aid
If financial aid eligibility is suspended but the unsatisfactory academic progress was the result of an unanticipated circumstance or personal emergency that prevented the student from being academically successful, the student may submit a Satisfactory Progress Petition to be considered for reinstatement.
Financial Aid Probation
If a suspended student submits a petition for financial aid reinstatement and the petition is approved, the student will be placed on Probation for one or more quarters. If the student will be able to meet all standards of academic progress by the end of the next quarter of attendance, the Probation will last for one quarter. If the student will not be able to meet all standards of academic progress by the end of the next quarter of attendance, the student will be on Probation for the number of quarters required to be able to meet all standards. The student’s academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each quarter while on Probation.
Important Additional Information
The following information is essential for all financial aid recipients to read and understand:
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