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Financial Aid

Student wearing stocking cap and backpack in classroom.Academic Progress

RSU students who apply for assistance through the following programs are required to meet two separate requirements to maintain their financial aid eligibility:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • SEOG
  • Federal Work Study
  • Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
  • Federal Stafford Loan
  • Federal PLUS

First: students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average.

Second: students are required to complete (pass) at least 70% of the credit hours attempted each academic year.

For financial aid purposes, all grades (including W’s) are counted as hours attempted. Only grades of A, B, C, D, S, and P are counted as hours successfully completed. All hours attempted at all institutions are used to calculate academic progress. Passing grades received in zero level remedial classes count as hours attempted for financial aid purposes. Audit classes are not eligible for financial aid and are not counted as hours attempted.

These two requirements are summarized in the following chart. Failure to meet both of these minimum academic standards will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility.

Undergraduate Students
Total Hours Attempted from All Institutions 1-30 credit hours 31 or more credit hours
Minimum Cumulative G.P.A. 1.70 2.00
Percentage of Attempted Hours to be Completed Each Academic Year 70% 70%
Attempted Hours Allowed for Earning a Degree 1 Year Certificate: 48 hours
Nursing Degree: 108 hours
2 Year Degree: 98 hours
4 Year Degree: 189 hours

 

Repeated Coursework - Title IV funds will pay for one repeat of a course previously passed. Courses previously passed more than once will not be considered as part of enrollment status when packaging financial aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is checked at the end of each semester. Students are responsible for knowing their status at the end of each semester.

Financial Aid Academic Progress Status

  1. Warning Status:
    The first time a student fails to meet the qualitative or quantitative requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy the student will be placed on financial aid warning. Students in a "warning" status may receive financial aid for one semester without requesting an appeal. Failing to meet any one of the SAP measurements during the warning period will place a student on suspension. The only exception is for exceeding the maximum hour limit, which results in immediate suspension
  2. Suspension:
    Students who fail to meet any of the SAP requirements during a warning period will be placed on financial aid suspension and will lose financial aid eligibility. A student is eligible to appeal a financial aid suspension with the Financial Aid Office. Students may choose not to appeal and attempt to meet SAP requirement and reestablish financial aid eligibility while paying out of pocket without the benefit of financial aid.
  3. Probation:
    Students who fail to make SAP and are granted an appeal due to mitigating circumstances (i.e., death in family, illness, accident) are placed on Probation status. Students on probation are eligible to receive financial aid as long as they meet the requirements of their Academic Plan. At this point, students will remain on probation status until satisfactory SAP measures have been met. Students who fail to meet the requirements of the Academic Plan will be placed on back on suspension status.