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April 24, 2012

Stricter Pell Grant rules raise standards for ‘satisfactory academic progress’

by Grace

Under the new rules, students lose their eligibility for aid such as Pell Grants if they’re on academic probation for more than one semester and do not file a successful appeal. The previous limit was two semesters. This is on top of the existing SAP requirements: a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, successful completion of a certain percent (usually 67 percent) of classes attempted, and completion of no more than 150 of the number of hours required for a credential.

This seems fair.   (Until it’s my child who’s failing . . .)

These standards also apply to other types of federal financial aid.

New Pell rules cut off failing students

Federal Student Aid:  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

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