Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress

To be eligible for any financial aid, a student must complete 67% of all credit hours attempted and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average. In order to receive financial aid, a student must make satisfactory progress towards a degree regardless of whether the student had previously received aid.

Undergraduate Students Cumulative GPA standards

19-36 credits                          minimum GPA 1.60

37-53 credits                          minimum GPA 1.80

53-70 credits                          minimum GPA 1.90

70 credits or above                  minimum GPA 2.00

 

Graduate Students Cumulative GPA standards -- minimum of a 3.00

 

Academic Progress -- Credit Level Expectation by Semester

Undergraduate Students       Credits

full time                                   complete 67% of total credits attempted

three-quarter time                    complete 67% of total credits attempted

half time                                  complete 67% of total credits attempted

less than half time                   complete 67% of total credits attempted

 

Graduate Students

full time                                   complete 67% of total credits attempted

three-quarter time                    complete 67% of total credits attempted

half time                                  complete 67% of total credits attempted

less than half time                   complete 67% of total credits attempted

All students are subject to federal, state, and University limits on the total number of semesters or terms of financial aid they may receive. This includes financial aid received at other academic institutions outside of Central Connecticut State University.

A student enrolled in an undergraduate four-year, full-time program may receive financial assistance for up to 150% of semester credit hours required for their program of study or until the student is certified for graduation by the University, whichever comes first.

Undergraduate part-time students taking from 3 to 11 credits for all terms may receive financial assistance for up to 150% of semester credit hours required for their program of study or until the student is certified for graduation, whichever comes first.

Students enrolled in a graduate program full time may receive financial assistance up to 150% of semester credit hours required for their program of study or until the student is certified for graduation by the University, whichever comes first. Those enrolled in a graduate program part time for all terms may receive financial assistance for up to 150% of semester credit hours required for their program of study or until the student is certified for graduation, whichever comes first.

Successful Completion of Credits

To successfully complete credit hours, an undergraduate student must receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or P in a course. Failed courses or audited courses are not considered successful completion of credit hours. Repeated courses, for which completed credit hours were previously credited, are not considered successful completion of credit hours. Non-credit developmental courses recommended by the student's academic advisor shall count on a semester-hour equivalent basis determined by the University.

Withdrawals and Cancellations

Withdrawals after the first day of classes during the semester counts as a semester attended when determining overall semester count eligibility and credit hour count eligibility, unless the student does not attend any classes for the given semester and receives a 100% refund for all fees. Cancellation of registration on or before the first day of classes does not count as a semester attended when determining semester count or credit hour count eligibility. Administrative cancellation will not count towards the overall semester or credit hour count eligibility.

Disqualification and Reinstatement

CCSU notifies students not meeting satisfactory academic progress after the spring semester grades have been posted. Students not meeting requirements fall into one of two categories and will receive notification.

Probationary Letter

Students receiving a probationary letter are notified that they are not making satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of the degree and are given one academic year immediately following the SAP probation to become compliant. If after the SAP probationary period the student is not making satisfactory academic progress or has not graduated, the student will be ineligible to receive financial aid. 

Probation

Probation occurs when a student fails to earn the minimum number of credits hours for the academic year by the end of the spring semester or does not have the appropriate GPA -- 2.0 for undergraduates after two years; 3.0 for graduate students. A student may still receive financial aid at CCSU during one academic year probationary period. However, students are required to make up deficient hours or GPA by the end of the spring semester. The progress of those working toward that goal at CCSU will be automatically tracked by the financial aid computer system.

Suspension

Students who fail to make up the deficient hours or GPA will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not be eligible for further financial aid at CCSU until the deficient hours have been completed or the appropriate GPA attained. If unusual circumstances exist that prevented a student from completing the required number of hours, he or she may request a review of the suspension status. 

Termination

The number of hours for which a student may be funded is limited according to the specific degree being sought. Once the allowable maximum is reached, a student will be placed on financial aid termination and will be ineligible for additional federal student aid. 

Appeal Procedures

Students may appeal Financial Aid Suspension to the Registrar. With the notice of Financial Aid Suspension the student will be provided with an Appeal form and notified of the deadline to make an appeal to the Registrar.

Questions regarding satisfactory academic progress should be directed to the Financial Aid office, Central Connecticut State University, Room 103 Memorial Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050, 860-832-2200. For more information, visit www.ccsu.edu/finaid.

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