Student Financial Services
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for
Federal regulations require that all federal aid recipients make satisfactory progress toward the completion of their academic programs. What this means is that all continuing undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who wish to receive federal grant, loan or employment aid during the 2013/2014 school year must meet the following academic standards during the 2012 Summer Session, 2012 Fall Semester and 2013 Spring Semester (if enrolled at UCM during these terms). Please be advised that this policy does not impact the financial aid eligibility of any student who is entering UCM effective with 2013 Fall (or 2014 Spring) semester.
You must successfully complete at least 2/3 of the total hours you enroll for at UCM during the 2012 Summer Session, 2012 Fall Semester, and 2013 Spring Semesters. Successful completion of credit hours means earning grades of A, B, C, D, or P. Unsuccessful completion of credit hours means earning grades of U, F, W, WF, or NC.
If you were not enrolled at UCM for the 2012 Summer Session, but did enroll for a combined total of 27 credit hours during the 2012 Fall and 2013 Spring semesters, you must successfully complete at least 18 (2/3) of these hours.
If you were enrolled for 6 credit hours for the 2012 Summer Session, 12 credit hours during the 2012 Fall semester, and 15 hours during the 2013 Spring semester, you must successfully complete at least 22 (2/3) of the 33 total hours.
- A student as of the completion of the 2013 Spring semester must also have a 2.0 or better cumulative grade-point average. A graduate student must have a 3.0 or better graduate cumulative grade-point average at that time.
- You may receive federal aid for up to (but not exceeding) the maximum number of credit hours reasonably needed to complete your program at UCM, as follows. UCM and accepted transfer credit hours, as well as all repeated classes, are counted in the determination of the following maximum total hours.
- Bachelors degree - 148 undergraduate hours
- Masters degree - 48 graduate hours
- Education Specialist degree - 45 graduate hours beyond a masters degree.
- 2nd Bachelors degree - 30 undergraduate hours beyond the 1st bachelors degree.
- Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification - 30 undergraduate or graduate hours beyond the 1st bachelors or masters degree.
Shortly after completion of the 2013 Spring semester, the UCM Office of Student Financial Services will determine whether or not each 2013/2014 FAFSA applicant has met the above standards. Failure to meet any standard will cause a 'hold' to be placed on an applicants's financial aid eligibility for the 2013/2014 school year (including any assistance that has already been offered). If you have extreme circumstances that led to your suspension, you may appeal in writing to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Documentation of your situation is mandatory and must be included in your appeal.
Important: Please be aware that the federal financial aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress are separate and distinct from the UCM policies governing academic probation, suspension, and dismissal, as well as any 'satisfactory academic progress' regulations that may be required as a part of receiving state and scholarship assistance.
Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for the 2012/2013 Year.
FAFSA Code: 002454