Satisfactory Academic Progress for State Aid

Financial Aid

Cumulative Average and Credits Completed

Programs of less than one academic year's duration are ineligible for state student financial assistance, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), or Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). Students may still be eligible for Vietnam Veterans Tuition Awards (VVTA).

The following chart describes the credit hour and GPA requirements for a student to achieve good academic standing by semester:

For All Students in an Associate's Degree Program (2010 and after)

Semester1st2nd3rd4th5th
Credit Hours Completed669912
Credit Hours Toward Graduation615273951
GPA1.31.51.82.02.0

For Students in a Bachelor's Degree Program (2010 and after)

Semester1st2nd3rd4th5th
Credit Hours Completed669912
Credit Hours Toward Graduation615273951
GPA1.31.51.82.02.0
Semester6th7th8th9th
Credit Hours Completed12121212
Credit Hours Toward Graduation668196111
GPA2.02.02.02.0

Program Pursuit

Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours each semester as follows to maintain their financial aid award:
  • First year: Students must complete six hours each semester.
  • Second year: Students must complete nine hours each semester.
  • Third and Fourth years: Students must complete 12 hours each semester.
Students who do not complete the minimum number of hours in a semester will not be eligible for financial aid. Dropped courses do not count when determining program pursuit.

To be in good academic standing, students must show satisfactory academic progress and program pursuit must be maintained. For students who fail to meet the minimum requirements, a one-time waiver may be granted, provided the student can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances warrant its use.

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