Terminology and Information Pertaining to this Policy
Summer Sessions - Enrollment in any or all Summer Sessions within the same calendar year will be considered one term
Non-Standard Session - Sessions that do not follow the traditional start and end dates for the semester
Attempted Credit - Any credit for which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, I, IP, N, P, W, X, Y or Z is received and courses not yet graded.
Appeal - "A process by which a student who is not meeting the institution's satisfactory academic progress standards petitions the institution for reconsideration of the student's eligibility for title IV, HEA program assistance."
Extenuating Circumstance - Examples are: personal injury or illness, serious illness or death within the immediate family, or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the student.
Supporting Documentation - Examples include: an obituary notice, divorce decree, and accident report, or a letter from a physician, attorney, social services agency, etc.
Financial Aid Warning - "A status assigned to a student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress at an institution that evaluated academic progress at the end of each payment period" (semester).
Financial Aid Probation - "A status assigned by an institution to a student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress and who has appealed and has had eligibility for aid reinstated." A student in this status "may not receive title IV, HEA program funds for the subsequent payment period unless the student makes satisfactory academic progress or the institution determines that the student met the requirements specified by the institution in the academic plan for the student."
Academic Plan - A plan developed through the SAP Appeal Process which will lead a student to qualify for further title IV, HEA program funds.
Financial Aid Suspension - The status assigned upon failing to meet the minimum SAP standards or the terms of a probationary status. Students in this status are not eligible to receive title IV, HEA assistance.
Successful Term - A student is considered to have had a successful term when they have passed all attempted classes with no drops or withdrawals, maintains a satisfactory GPA and 100% pace of progression for that term.
Passing Grade - A passing grade is defined as one in which a grade of A, B, C, D or P is received.