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Financial Aid - Good Academic Standing

In order to be in good academic standing, a PhD student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher based on a 4 point grading scale and earn no more than one (1) “C” during the program of study. A MS student must maintain a grade point average of 2.8 or and earn no more than one (1) “C” during the program of study. All students must meet these academic standards for purposes of continued financial support, i.e. Dean's scholarship and federal and state loans. These standards are reviewed at the end of each spring term and any student failing to meet these requirements will be placed on financial aid suspension. Students on financial aid suspension are ineligible to receive state/federal student aid or institutional scholarships (i.e. Deans' Scholarship).

Once a student is placed on financial aid suspension, a review of academic progress will be assessed after each graded term. If a student is deemed to be in academic good standing, the student will be removed from financial aid suspension and will once again be eligible to receive aid, loans, and institutional scholarships. Any student that does not meet the requirements for good academic standing within one academic year, will no longer be eligible for institutional scholarship, aids, or loans.

In addition, requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress set forth by the Office of Student Financial Aid must also be met to receive federal financial aid.