Financial Aid Probation

An appeal to regain financial aid will result in either an approval or denial.  If approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation or Financial Aid Probation Academic Plan and will be awarded one semester at a time and in two separate disbursements, 30 days apart.

Approved:  Financial Aid Probation – Not Making Satisfactory Progress (NMSP)

Students who successfully appeal their financial aid eligibility may be placed on Financial Aid Probation without an academic plan if the student is close to meeting eligibility standards. Students placed on Financial Aid Probation without an academic plan are expected to move to good standing the next semester.

During the probationary period, the student must achieve a semester GPA of 2.5 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduates) to be considered in compliance.  If, at the end of the probationary period (one semester), the student is still not meeting the established standards for makingsatisfactory academic progress, the student must submit another appeal before consideration will be given for one additional semester in which to comply with the standards.  If the student has met the standard, he/she will we considered in Good Standing and will continue to receive financial aid.

*Students will be notified of their status by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Approved:  Financial Aid Probation Academic Plan – Not Making Satisfactory Progress (NMSP)

Students who successfully appeal their financial aid eligibility may be placed on financial aid probation with a plan, if it is determined that the student needs more than one semester to meet standards. Students placed on Financial Aid Probation with an academic plan must meet with an academic advisor to develop an Academic Plan (if one was not submitted with the appeal) before consideration will be given for one additional semester in which to comply with the standards.  Students can appeal to revise their Academic Plan during the probationary period.  The appeal must clearly explain the circumstances to make the change necessary.

During the probationary period, the student must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates – and successfully pass 100% of the hours attempted during this period to improve pace of progression.  Some plans may require a student to achieve a higher GPA each semester. 

Each semester, students who are on financial aid probation academic plans are reviewed for progression.  If, at the end of the probationary period (two or more semesters), the student is still not meeting the established standards for making satisfactory academic progress or has not met the conditions of the agreed upon Academic Plan (whichever is stricter), the student must have another appeal approved or lose financial aid eligibility.  If the student has met the standard, he/she will we considered in Good Standing and will continue to receive financial aid.

*Students will be notified of their status by the Office of Student Financial Aid.