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 2.00

37-53 credits                          minimum GPA 2.00

53-70 credits                          minimum GPA 2.00

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 67.5% of total credits attempted

three-quarter time                   complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

half time                                   complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

less than half time                   complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

 

Graduate Students

full time                                   complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

three-quarter time                   complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

half time                                  complete 67.5% of total credits attempted

less than half time                  complete 67.5% 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 semester grades have been posted. Students not meeting requirements fall into one of two categories and will receive notification.

Probation

Probation begins when a student fails to earn the minimum number of total credits (67.5%) by the end of semester or has not earned the 2.00 Cumulative GPA for undergraduates; 3.00 cumulative GPA for graduate students.

Probation Letter

Student will receive a probation letter notifying them that they are not making satisfactory academic progress towards completion of their degree program.  A student has one semester, their next semester of enrollment at CCSU, to bring their credits hours completed up to the 67.5% minimum standard and their cumulative GPA up to the 2.00 undergraduate or 3.00 graduate standard.

Suspension

Students who fail to bring their credit hours completed up to the 67.5% minimum standard and their cumulative GPA up to the 2.00 undergraduate or 3.00 graduate standard in their next semester enrollment at CCSU will be placed on financial aid suspension. The student will not be eligible to receive financial aid at CCSU until the student meets the credit hours completed standard of 67.5 % and the cumulative GPA of 2.00 for undergraduate or 3.00 for graduate students.

Appeals

Students may appeal their financial aid suspension status to the CCSU Registrar.  You will be provided with an Appeal form with your notice of financial aid suspension. If you have unusual circumstances which prohibited you from meeting the 67.5% credit hours completed or cumulative GPA standard, you are encouraged to complete the Appeal form and submit it to the CCSU Registrar by the appeal deadline.

Termination

A student is expected to complete degree requirements with 150% of the credits hours required by the degree program. A degree program of 120 credits should be completed in no more than 180 attempted credit hours (150%).

A student pursuing a 2nd bachelor’s degree would be expected to complete the 2nd degree in no more than an additional 45 credits or a total of 225 attempted credit hours.

A student pursuing a graduate degree would be expected to complete degree requirements in no more than 75 credits attempted.

Once the allowable credit hours attempted is reached, a student will be placed on financial aid termination and will be ineligible for additional financial aid.

Questions

You may obtain information regarding satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients from the Financial Aid Office, Central Connecticut State University, Room 103 Memorial Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Ct 06050. Telephone – 860 832 2200. www.ccsu.edu/finaid

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