Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility

To encourage the completion of degree/certificate programs within a reasonable time frame  and to comply with federal, state and institutional requirements, all financial aid recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as a  condition for receiving financial aid. This policy only pertains to federal and state aid recipients. Scholarship recipients must meet the eligibility requirements of those respective programs. SAP requires financial aid recipients to meet the following:

  1. Maximum Time Frame
  • Students enrolled in a 124 credit hour undergraduate degree program are granted aid through 186 hours of attempted credit hours.
  • Students enrolled in a 33 credit hour masters program are granted aid through 50 hours of attempted credit hours.

2. Grade Point Average – All grades count in the GPA for SAP purposes, including repeat and remedial grades.

  • Undergraduate students with up to 30 credit hours attempted from all institutions must have a cumulative grade point average of 1.7 or greater.
  • Undergraduate students with more than 30 credit hours attempted from all institutions must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater. Graduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.

3. Progress to Degree Completion (PACE)

  • Students must complete at least 67% of all hours attempted. SAP is monitored annually at the conclusion of the spring term. Financial aid recipients who do not meet these conditions may lose their financial aid eligibility. Your entire academic history, including transfer hours, is considered for purposes of this policy regardless of you received financial aid at the time the credit hours were completed. You will receive notification if you are not meeting minimum SAP standards. An appeal process is available and is described in the SAP policy found at www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/sap.