Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid EligibilityFinancial Aid recipients must demonstrate through their scholastic records that they are making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their program(s) of study in order to maintain eligibility for enrolling in classes and receiving any form of federal, state, or College financial assistance. Academic progress for financial aid is measured at the end of each term utilizing qualitative and quantitative standards.
Credit DefinitionsCredits attempted are defined as all classes for which a student receives a passing grade (“D-“ or better, “P”, or “S*”), or an “F”, “I”, “W”, “WP”, “WF”, “AW”, “NR” or “U*”. Credits earned are defined as all classes for which a student receives a passing grade (“D-“ or better, “P”, or “S”). Repeated courses count as credits attempted during each term the student is enrolled in the course; however, the highest grade will be counted once as credits earned. Credits transferred from other institutions are awarded a “P” and are included in the qualitative and quantitative calculations.
Qualitative Standards for Financial Aid EligibilityThis standard measures a student‘s quality of performance in terms of credits earned and Bryan College cumulative grade point average (GPA), as shown below.
|Credit Hours Earned||Cumulative GPA|
|56 & above||2.0|
Quantitative Standards for Financial Aid EligibilityThis standard has two components: maximum time frame and course completion rate. The maximum time frame in which a student must complete a program of study cannot exceed 150 percent of the published program length measured in credit hours attempted. Example: A student pursuing a program that contains 120 hours would be allowed to attempt a maximum of 180 hours [120 x 150 percent (1.5) = 180].
The number of hours attempted includes any transfer hours accepted from other institutions that are applied to the student‘s program of study. In conjunction with the maximum program length, students must successfully complete (measured as credit hours earned) at least 66.67 percent of all coursework attempted as they progress through their program of study. This is a cumulative process, illustrated as follows: A student has maintained satisfactory academic progress for the first two terms of enrollment. However, at the end of the third term the student‘s academic transcript indicates 45 hours attempted and 27 hours earned. The course completion rate is 60.0 percent (27 divided by 45). The student does not meet the required 66.67 percent standard and thus will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the following term.