联邦法规要求接受联邦财政援助的学生按照学院和联邦政府制定的标准取得令人满意的学业进步. These limitations include all terms of enrollment, whether or not aid was awarded or received. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards also apply to state aid. 不符合SAP标准的学生可能会被考虑以个人为基础获得机构和/或基础基金. 在整个学术课程中,通过学生的累积平均成绩(定性)和获得的学分占所尝试学分的百分比(定量或完成速度)来衡量进度。. In addition, 学生必须在修满课程所需学分的150%之前完成课程. 学院财政援助办公室将在奖学金发放前和每学期成绩公布后评估学生的学业进展情况, starting with their first term of enrollment. Some career studies certificate programs (i.e., shorter than 16 credits in total length) are ineligible for student financial aid, but those credits will be counted toward all SAP requirements (GPA, Completion Rate, Maximum Timeframe, and Developmental Maximum) if the student later enrolls in an eligible program.

>Evaluating Progress

Quantitative Standards or Pace of Completion Rate (67% Rule): Students must, at a minimum, receive satisfactory grades in 67% of cumulative credits attempted. 此计算是通过将成功完成学分的累计总数除以尝试学分的累计总数来执行的. All credits attempted at the College (except audits, which must be entered as such by the class census date) are included. All credits accepted in transfer count as both attempted and successfully completed credits. 这项评估将在奖学金颁发之前进行,并在学生入学的每个学期结束时公布成绩之后进行. Credits with satisfactory grades at the College are those for which a grade of A, B, C, D, S, or P is earned.

Maximum Hours (150% Rule): In order to continue receiving financial aid, 学生必须在修满该课程所需学分的150%之前完成该课程的学习. Developmental and ESL course work are excluded in this calculation. Attempted credits from all enrollment periods at the College plus all accepted transfer credits are counted; whether or not the student received financial aid for those terms is of no consequence.

Transfer Students: 学院正式接受的转学分将被计算在确定获得经济援助资格的最大允许学时数中. 如果转校生在以前的学院的学术经历显示出不成功的学术工作模式,学院可以根据学生的个人情况,在对其进行经济援助评估后,立即将其置于经济援助警告状态.

Second Degree Students: 如果学生改变课程或尝试第二个学位或证书,则必须计算从第一个学位或证书中获得的学分. Depending on the circumstances, an appeal might be warranted.

ESL and Developmental Studies: 学生可以获得最多30个学时的发展研究课程的经济援助,只要这些课程是分班测试的结果, the student is in an eligible program of study, and SAP requirements continue to be met. ESL学分的数量是无限的,只要他们是一个合格的项目的一部分,并继续满足SAP的要求.

Additional Considerations for Quantitative or Pace of Completion Standards

Withdrawals (W grades) 记录在学生永久成绩单上的学分将被计入尝试学分,并将对学生满足经济援助完成率要求的能力产生不利影响.

Incomplete Grades: Courses that are assigned an incomplete grade are included in cumulative credits attempted. These cannot be used as credits earned in the progress standard until a successful grade is assigned.

Repeated courses enable the student to achieve a higher cumulative grade point average. 学生可以在经济资助下重复课程,直到成功完成课程,但重复课程会对学生达到完成率要求的能力产生不利影响. 经济资助可以考虑成功完成的课程,重复取得更高的成绩,但只有一个额外的尝试. Only the latest attempt will count toward the cumulative grade point average.

Qualitative Standards

Cumulative GPA Requirements (GPA Rule): In order to remain eligible for financial aid consideration, students must meet minimum cumulative grade point average requirements based on a progressive scale. Only non-remedial courses with grades of A, B, C, D, and F are included in this calculation. Transfer credits are excluded. In order to graduate, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.

Total Number of Credits Attempted GPA Requirement
16-31 1.5
32-47 1.8
 48+ 2.0

>Regaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

不符合学分进度要求(定量或完成速度)和/或累计平均成绩要求(定性)的学生将立即没有资格获得经济援助. 取消经济援助并不妨碍学生在没有经济援助的情况下入学,如果他们有资格继续他们的入学.

除非有情有可原的情况,并获准上诉(详情见下文“上诉”一节), 被暂停经济援助的学生应该自费继续上课,直到再次达到令人满意的学业进步要求. 未能达到这些令人满意的学业进步标准的学生,以及选择在没有学生经济援助的情况下入学的学生,可以在没有收到经济援助的情况下入学的任何学期后要求审查他们的学业成绩,以确定他们是否再次达到令人满意的学业进步标准. If the standards are met, eligibility is regained for subsequent terms of enrollment in the academic year. 学生应该咨询他们的校园经济援助顾问,以帮助上诉此政策的任何元素或确定如何重新获得经济援助的资格.

Appeals

Under certain circumstances, 不符合SAP标准并失去经济援助资格的学生可以对经济援助暂停提出上诉. 学生必须清楚地说明停学的原因,也必须清楚地说明有什么变化使学生现在能够成功. Appeals are encouraged if:

  • Extenuating circumstances exist (i.e., student’s serious illness or accident; death, accident or serious illness in the immediate family; other mitigating circumstances), or
  • The student has successfully completed one degree and is attempting another, or
  • The student on suspension for other than Maximum Hours (150%), who has not yet met SAP requirements, 在休学期间,在学院注册并成功修满至少6个学期学分,平均绩点不低于2.0.

Students appealing a suspension must:

  • Complete the College’s SAP Appeal Form in its entirety. The SAP appeal form is available at the Financial Aid Office, located in Godwin Hall, and on the MECC website under cgdmmg.jonaslavi.com/forms. All SAP Appeal Forms must be signed by the student’s advisor.
  • Attach documentation in support of the appeal, including a degree progress report provided by the student’s advisor, and
  • Submit all items to the College Financial Aid Office.

Only complete appeal submissions, with documentation, will be evaluated by the Financial Aid Office. The decision is final. Depending on the circumstances, the student could be required to complete additional requirements (i.e., see a career counselor or another type of counselor, meet with an advisor to develop an academic progress plan for completion, limit enrollment, etc.) before an appeal is granted. The goal is to help the student get back on track for graduation. 我们将仔细考虑学生是否有能力提高,以再次达到SAP标准并完成学生的学习计划. Appeals will be approved or denied. Students who have appeals approved will be in probationary status for the coming term. During probationary status, the student must meet the conditions of the appeal as communicated to him or her by the Financial Aid Office, or the student will return to suspension. If an academic progress plan has been pre-approved by financial aid, continuing to meet the requirements of that plan will put the student back into good standing.