Financial Aid Office
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has developed standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with federal regulations. The policy applies to students seeking eligibility for Federal Title IV Aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Subsidize and Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Work-Study, Federal Plus Loan, Federal Graduate Plus Loan and Federal Nursing Loans) and other programs that require monitoring of academic progress. This policy measures quantity (number of credits completed), quality (cumulative quality point average), and maximum time frames for completion, and measures progress incrementally.
For financial aid purposes, a student is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress if he/she meets the following criteria:
|End of Semester #||% of hours attempted** that must be completed||Minimum
|13||Ineligible to receive financial aid|
**Number of credits enrolled at the end of the add/drop period.
The number of semester is based on an equivalency of full-time enrollment (e.g. a student enrolled in six (6) credit hours has an equivalency of .5 semester (6 credit hours / 12 (full-time credits hours = .5).
Students who have attempted 180 credits and/or 12 semesters in a baccalaureate degree (90 credits and/or 6 semesters in an associate degree) with or without the benefit of financial assistance are no longer eligible for financial aid. If it is determined that a student has met the requirements for his/her degree but did not apply for graduation, federal aid will not be awarded. An undergraduate student enrolled in an associate degree program has the equivalent of 8 full-time semesters before they become ineligible for Financial Aid.
|End of Semester #||% of hours attempted that must be completed||Minimum |
|7||Ineligible to receive financial aid|
The number of semesters is based on an equivalency of full-time enrollment (i.e., a student enrolled in six (6) credit hours has an equivalency of .75 semester (6 credit hours/9 full-time credit hours=.75).
Graduate students who have attempted 46 credits and/or 6 semesters with or without the benefit of financial assistance are no longer eligible for financial aid. Programs requiring more than 60 credit hours will be review individually for maximum time frames.