Satisfactory Academic Progress
Financial aid recipients are expected to make satisfactory progress toward a degree. A qualitative and quantitative standard must be maintained. Academic progress will be reviewed on an annual basis or at the midpoint of the program, whichever is more frequent.
Baccalaureate students must earn and maintain a minimum 2.0 FPU GPA on a four-point scale. (Some financial aid programs require a higher GPA.) Students who earn any of the following will be automatically disqualified from receiving future financial aid funds:
- An FPU term GPA of less than 2.0 in any two consecutive terms at FPU.
- A cumulative FPU GPA of less than 2.0 in two consecutive terms at FPU.
- A cumulative FPU GPA of less than 2.0 in the first term of attendance if admitted on probation.
Graduate students must earn and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale. Students who earn a term GPA of less than 3.0 on any two consecutive terms at FPU will be disqualified from receiving future financial aid funds.
- Eighty percent of FPU registered units must be completed regardless of whether aid was received. This applies only to continued financial aid eligibility.
- Due to varying transfer requirements, changing majors, double majors, etc., it is possible that a student might need additional semesters beyond the norm to complete a program (i.e., nine semesters for a baccalaureate degree). In such cases, financial aid may be continued if all other satisfactory progress and aid eligibility requirements are met. Students may only receive federal student aid for up to 150 percent of the units required to complete a program.
Aid eligibility is retained during periods of financial aid probation until the student is academically disqualified or is not meeting satisfactory progress for financial aid. Repeat courses are funded only when replacing an "F" for which no units have been completed. It is the student's responsibility to meet with a financial aid counselor and to understand the full impact of the academic progress and status of their financial aid eligibility.
Students who are disqualified from receiving financial aid may submit an appeal in writing to their assigned financial aid counselor who will bring their situation before the Financial Aid Committee. Once the committee has made a decision, the student will be informed of the decision and options available to them.