SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
Students must be enrolled as full-time in all University programs. The Office of the Registrar will validate the academic standing of each student for determination of financial aid eligibility. Following the Registrar’s validation of a student’s academic standing, the Financial Aid Office shall determine a student’s financial aid eligibility based upon each program’s SAP criteria. Please see the Student Catalog for Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (Nursing-Pg. 44; MBA-Pg. 62; Pharmacy-Pg. 70; Dental –Pg. 91; AEODO –Pg. 124). All degree programs must be completed within 150 percent of the program start date.
The student must meet all criteria to retain his/her financial aid eligibility. When a determination is made that the student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid based on the SAP criteria, the student will be notified in writing by the Director of Financial Aid within five business days. Students are allowed to repeat courses but are required to pay any expenses out of pocket. The University does not allow financial aid for repeated courses. If a student successfully completes a block without receiving financial aid and meets SAP requirements, the student will regain his/her financial aid eligibility.
Students may appeal determinations of financial aid disqualification due to the failure to remediate a block in which a “No Pass” was received. Your financial aid eligibility may be reinstated based on mitigating circumstances which include but not limited to injury/illness, death of a first degree relative, or other circumstances resulting in undue hardship to the student. An appeal of the failure to maintain SAP must be made in writing to the Dean or Program Director of your college within five business days from the date letter indicating financial aid ineligibility was received.
If a student withdraws or is dropped from the program and later re-admitted, their previously completed credit hours are included when the student’s satisfactory academic progress is evaluated. If a student was on academic or financial aid probation when they exited, he/she will return to the same status and the same block upon reinstatement.
WITHDRAWAL AND FINANCIAL AID RETURNS
Please see page 34 of the Student Catalog for detailed information on withdrawal policies and procedures.
Whenever a student's enrollment status changes to less than half time, the student withdraws completely, or takes a leave of absence, he or she must notify his/her lender or servicer. Student borrowers of federal loans must also satisfy exit counseling requirements. Based on the official date of withdrawal a student may be entitled to a prorated cancellation of tuition and fees. Please see the Bursar's Refund Policies to learn how the return of federal (Title IV) funds are calculated.