NOTE: This policy was in affect for any student receiving aid in 2011-12 or earlier. Aid recipients for 2011-12 and applicants for 2012-13 had their aid eligibility for 2012-13 measured at the conclusion of spring 2012 based on the new, revised Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. All reviews during and after 2012-13 will continue to use this revised policy.
Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the understanding that students, after the second year of enrollment, will maintain a minimum of a 2.0 college GPA. Federal aid is also limited to one-and-a-half times the length of the program for a full-time student (i.e., students have the equivalent of three full-time years to complete an associate degree and the equivalent of six full-time years to complete a bachelor's degree).
At the end of spring quarter 2011, the academic records of all students who received or applied for federal financial aid were reviewed. Students who failed to make progress were sent an email notifying them that they are no longer eligible to receive federal financial aid funds and providing options for restoring eligibility.
- Undergraduate Student Standards (and associated Notes)
- Graduate Student Standards
- Definition of Full-time Equivalent Year
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Procedures
- 2011-12 Satisfactory Academic Progress Brochure*
Additionally, students (employees, spouses, domestic partners, or dependents) receiving UC tuition remission are subject to a specific tuition remission satisfactory progress policy related to their eligibility for receiving that benefit. Though the remission progress policy mirrors the federal policy, there are some slight differences and a separate appeal process.
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