CSUDH is required by federal law to establish, publish and apply reasonable standards for measuring whether a student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a degree objective, and to ensure progress toward the degree for all periods of enrollment, whether or not the student has received financial aid. These standards are applicable to all financial aid recipients at CSUDH and affect eligibility for all federal and state aid, including grants, student loans, and work-study.
CSUDH grade point average is monitored each semester based on a students' degree objective as listed below:
Students must complete at least 75% of the units attempted with a passing grade of A, B, C, D, I, CR, or RP (report in progress). For example, a student who enrolls in 12 units for a semester must complete at least 9 units (12 x .75 = 9). Non-passing grades of F, IC, NC, W, WU, RD and AU will lower a student's completion rate.
Students must complete their program within 150% of their program's required units. For example, a student in a 120 unit program must receive his/her degree within 180 units. All graded coursework will be counted, including transfer units, repeats, and withdrawals. Up to 30 remedial units may be excluded. Courses with grades of RD (report delayed) or RP (report in progress) will be considered as completed units until a final grade is determined.
Students will be placed on warning status (can receive aid) at the end of the semester if any of the following applies:
Students will be disqualified from receiving financial aid if any of the following applies:
Students who become disqualified from receiving financial aid will be notified on their CSUDH e-mail account and will be provided instructions on the financial aid appeal process. Appeals will be evaluated based on the student's extenuating circumstances. If Approved, students will be placed on a Financial Aid Academic Plan which will establish the conditions that a student must meet for continued eligibility. Students are notified of the specific conditions via their campus email account. At the end of the semester, the Financial Aid Office will review that the specific conditions for continued aid eligibility have been met. If the specified conditions are not met, the student is ineligible for continued aid and is not eligible to submit a SAP Appeal. The student will be notified via their campus email account how he/she can regain their aid eligibility.
Students who are disqualified due to low GPA or low unit completion will regain financial aid eligibility once they achieve the required GPA or unit completion as long as they have not completed more than 150% of their program requirements. Undergraduate students who are disqualified due to exceeding the 150% of the required units for their program will regain eligibility after they become a master's or credential student after their bachelor's degree is posted. Students who meet this condition before the spring semester may submit a SAP Appeal Form to request their eligibility be reinstated, otherwise progress will be reviewed after spring grades have posted.
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