For the purpose of satisfactory academic progress, financial aid includes all federal, state, and Emory & Henry College funded scholarships, grants, discounts, work, and loans.
The maximum timeframe for undergraduate students completed degree requirements is six years for full-time study and twelve for part-time study. Therefore, financial assistance will not be available beyond the maximum timeframes. For a degree requiring 120 credit hours to complete, financial aid eligibility ends after 180 credit hours are attempted. For a degree requiring 121 credit hours to complete, financial aid eligibility ends after 182 credit hours are attempted. Withdrawals and repeated courses will be counted toward total credits attempted.
Emory & Henry College institutional aid (scholarships and grants) is not available for more than eight (8) semesters—four (4) full–time years of study.
Students should also be aware that by completing the minimum 24 credit hours per year on a full-time basis would not allow the degree to be completed in four (4) years. Students enrolling for 12 credit hours per year on a part-time basis will not be able to complete the degree in eight (8) years.
To be eligible for continued receipt of financial aid, full-time students enrolled in a degree program must complete at least 75% of all attempted credit hours. Satisfactory progress standards are cumulative and will include all semesters of the student's enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive student aid.
There is no Emory & Henry College institutional aid for part-time students taking less than 12 credits per semester.
Students whose status is split between academic year (full-time/part-time) will have their aid eligibility reviewed based on a pro-ratio of annual requirements for the appropriate semester. Satisfactory progress standards are cumulative and will include all semester's of the student's enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive student aid.
Grade Point Average Requirements - When progress is reviewed full and part-time students must meet the cumulative GPA requirement at their level of study. The levels of study are determined by the number of credits earned at the completion of each academic year. If the required CGPA is not met, the student is not eligible for financial aid until it is achieved:
The Director of Financial Aid will notify students who fail to meet there requirements when information on academic progress is available at the end of the academic year. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be considered for student aid until all standard have been achieved. Under no circumstances will student aid be awarded retroactively to the semester(s) in which the standards were not met.
Students who fail to meet these requirement are encouraged to make up the hours and grade point requirements during the summer sessions at their own expense. Once the Registrar posts the grades and credits for the summer course work, if the requirements have been met, the student will be considered for financial aid for the next academic year. Note that only coursework attempted at Emory & Henry College will contribute to the grade point average. Students with an approved Application for Transfer Credit will receive unit credit only from the coursework taken at another institution.
A student who has not made progress may submit an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid to request an extension to meet the progress requirements if they feel that there were circumstances that contributed to not making progress. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor to create an academic plan to regain satisfactory academic progress. A student filing an appeal must explain and document any unusual/extraordinary circumstances that prevented their academic success and submit their advisor-approved academic plan. All appeals should be sent to the Director of Financial Aid. The student will be contacted, in writing, regarding the outcome of the appeal.