Alderson Broaddus University
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
• Students who have attempted 1-28 credit hours must have completed 67% of the credit hours attempted* and must have a cumulative grade point average of 1.60.
• Students who have attempted 29-61 credit hours must have completed 67% of the credit hours attempted* and must have a cumulative grade point average of 1.80.
• Students who have attempted over 62 credit hours must have completed 67% of the credit hours attempted* and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
• Grades: A, B, C, D, S, P, H are all passing grades and count as hours attempted. A student who receives a grade of Incomplete (I) or Failure (F, U, FW) are considered to have attempted those credit hours. Successful completion will be measured by the number of semester credit hours passed or the number of semester hours earned, whichever is greater.
• Withdrawal: Any course that is withdrawn from will still count as credit hours attempted.
• Repeated Classes: All course repetitions will count as hours attempted.
Formal evaluation of the progress or lack of progress of our students will be monitored at the end of the academic year. The formal evaluation will determine a student’s SAP status. An informal evaluation will be completed at the end of the fall semester in order to provide the student ample opportunity to take corrective action before aid eligibility is terminated.
Any student who fails to achieve the required cumulative grade point average and/or complete the required percentage of attempted credit hours at the time of the formal evaluation will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
Right of Appeal:
Students on financial aid suspension may submit an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid. There is a designated deadline for appeals. The appeal form may be found online at www.ab.edu or obtained by the Financial Aid Office. The appeal must be completed in full and signed by the student and academic advisor. The appeal must include the requested documentation, including but not necessarily limited to, an academic action plan.
The Financial Aid Committee will review the appeal. Should the Financial Aid Committee declare that the student has been granted the appeal, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. The student will again eligible to receive federal, state, and institutional financial aid and will continue the on financial aid probation. Should the Financial Aid Committee decline to grant the appeal, the student will remain on Financial Aid Suspension and financial aid may only be reinstated after the student takes action that brings him into compliance with the institution’s SAP standards. All appeal decisions made by the Financial Aid Committee are final.
Should the student choose not to appeal or if student’s appeal is denied, the student may regain financial aid eligibility only after taking action that brings him into compliance with the institution’s SAP standards.