SECTION 400 – STUDENT AFFAIRS
407 academic policies for financial aid
In order to be considered for financial aid, a Student must be in “Good Academic Standing” and maintain “Satisfactory Progress” in their program according to the statement below:
regulations require that Students maintain Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP) in their
course of study to continue receiving Federal Title IV
. PELL Grant
. Federal Supplemental Educational
. PLUS loan
. Federal Work Study Program
. HOPE Scholarship (HOPE is not Title IV aid, but is affected)
Satisfactory Academic Progress can be separated into
qualitative and quantitative measures.
Students must meet both requirements to continue receiving financial
aid. (A more detailed explanation can be
found in the
l. QUALITATIVE: Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below
1.75 will be placed on financial aid probation. If the cumulative grade point average falls below the minimum in the table, the student is no longer eligible for financial aid. The hours on the chart include transfer hours.
0 – 12
13 – 27
28 – 36
37 – 59
60 – 90
2. QUANTITATIVE: Students must pass and earn credit for 67% of all courses attempted.
Courses earned include grades of A, B, C, D or S. Courses attempted include any course in which grades of A, B, C, D, F, W, WF, I, S, U or IP is given.
3. WITHDRAWALS: Any course in which a W or WF is given is counted in hours attempted. Student should be aware that excessive withdrawals from classes could result in the loss of eligibility for financial aid. In addition, students may be required to repay unearned aid for complete withdrawals and will lose their eligibility if they fail to do so.
4. INCOMPLETE COURSES: Any course in which an “I” or “IP” is given as a grade is counted in hours attempted. However, it is not included as earned until such time as the course is complete and a grade is given.
5. LEARNING SUPPORT AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Learning Support (LS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are considered remedial courses. Federal regulations set limits on the maximum hours students can receive financial aid for attempting remedial courses. Financial aid may be used for a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of LS courses and 30 semester credit hours of ESL courses. Once this maximum is reached, students will not be eligible for financial aid until they exit LS and ESL courses. Learning Support and ESL courses will count toward the maximum attempted hours allowed for the degree.
6. MAXIMUM TIME FRAME:
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: Students in Certificate Programs must also make progress toward the completion of their programs. Students will be reviewed after each semester to ensure that they are progressing toward graduation. Students must maintain a “C” average each term and maintain a 67% completion rate. The maximum timeframe may not exceed 150% of the program. (A more detailed explanation can be found in the Georgia Perimeter College Catalogue.)
PROCESS: Students who fail to establish good academic standing or to
make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) become ineligible for financial
aid. If the student has mitigating
circumstances beyond his/her control that affected his/her ability to meet SAP
standards, the student may appeal the loss of his/her eligibility. To appeal the loss of eligibility, a student
must complete a
REINSTATEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: If a student fails to meet standards of academic progress and does not have mitigating circumstances; or the student fails to meet the conditions of an appeal, the student may have his/her aid reinstated by accomplishing the following:
. enroll in at least 6 credit hours of courses required for a degree,
. pay his/her fees without the use of financial aid, and
. complete all courses attempted with at least a “C” grade.
Once the student has met the listed requirements, he/she may submit an appeal form along with a copy of the current grade report. Upon receipt of the appeal form and verification of the student’s grades, the student may be awarded financial aid on a semester by semester basis. As long as the student completes all courses attempted with a “C” grade or better, he/she may remain eligible for financial aid.
Revised by Student Affairs Advisory Council (9/2005)
Approved by President’s Advisory Board (