Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
Those applying for or receiving financial aid at North Central State College are expected to make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward receiving a degree or eligible certificate. Lack of such progress will result in the termination of eligibility to receive financial aid at the College.
Financial aid programs covered by these standards
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Work-Study employment (FWS)
- Federal Dirent Student Loans (both Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
- North Central State College Scholarships
Accumulative: relating to the total of all credit hours in which a student has ever enrolled at the College
Credit hours attempted: those in which a student is enrolled at the end of the College’s 100% refund period
Credit hours earned: those in which a student has received passing grade
Passing grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, P
Non-passing grades: F, NP, W, I
Part I Standard – First time enrollees
Requirement: Earn at least one credit hour in the first term of enrollment at the College
Consequence of noncompliance: Financial aid eligibility suspended
Part II Standards – GPA and Completion Percentage
- Earn an Accumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least a 2.00
- Earn passing grades in 67 percent of accumulative credit hours attempted
Consequences of noncompliance with either standard:
- First term – placed on Financial Aid Warning
- Second consecutive term enrolled – Financial Aid Suspended
Part III Standard – Maximum Time Frame (150 Percent Rule)
- Earn degree or eligible certificate within 150 percent of the minimum number of credit hours required to earn the degree/certificate.
- Credits transferred to North Central State College and any credits attempted at North Central State College, with or without the benefit of financial aid, must be taken into consideration.
- Irrespective of number of credit hours attempted, the maximum time frame is reached when requirements for a student’s first financial aid eligible credential are met.
Consequence of noncompliance: Financial aid eligibility terminated
Those whose financial aid eligibility has been terminated because of these standards may regain eligibility by:
- Bringing one’s academic record into compliance with the standards; or
- Submitting a written appeal to the College and receiving approval of the appeal.