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Maximum Time Frame

Financial aid eligibility is limited to accumulated attempted hours totaling no more than 150% of the credit hours required to receive a first undergraduate degree (i.e., 120 hours required x 1.5 = 180 maximum allowable hours attempted for financial aid eligibility). Every semester in which you are enrolled in school will be counted, even the semesters when you do not receive financial aid. Transfer hours from other institutions accepted by the University will count toward the maximum credit hour limit.

Minimum Credits Earned

You must successfully complete at least 67% of cumulative attempted hours by the end of the spring semester each year. Generally, only hours completed as satisfactory, credit earned, or with a passing letter grade will be counted toward hours earned. Hours attempted include the above, as well as the following: F, W, I, NR, NV, CR, DFR, ABS repeated, and remedial courses. Courses on the CR/NC option, as well as on the S/U option, are counted in the total hours attempted, but do not count toward the GPA.

All hours registered for by tuition assessment deadlines will be included in our evaluation, even if your credit range for assessment does not change. The tuition assessment deadline is listed in the printed University Class Schedule and on Admissions and Records, Academic Deadlines. It is listed as, “Deadline to reduce your program and receive a refund if moving to a lower credit range,” for both undergraduate and graduate students. The SAP review begins with the summer session(s), if applicable.

Repeatedly reducing your course load or receiving incomplete grades can delay degree completion. This could result SAP probation and/or ineligibility. If you drop classes, review the Withdrawal/Reduced Hours section for information on refunds.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students remain in good academic standing by earning a minimum GPA of 2.0 (2.0=C) or better on a 4.0 scale, as determined by the University and described in the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students. Individual colleges and some financial aid programs may have standards that are more stringent. In those cases, the college or program standards will supersede University requirements.