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  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

    Federal law (Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) mandates that institutions of higher education establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving federal financial aid. These standards apply to all Federal Title IV financial aid programs. In addition, the Pennsylvania State Grant program, as well as grant programs from other states, has established academic progress standards for state grant eligibility. Finally, Saint Vincent College itself has established academic standards with regard to awarding its institutional grants and scholarships. Students must meet these standards of academic progress to continue to receive funds from each source.

    As required by law, the academic records of all students will be reviewed annually after each spring semester to calculate the percentage of attempted credits the student has successfully completed and to determine the cumulative grade point average the student has earned. Any student not meeting the standards set by this policy will be ineligible for aid until the deficiencies have been made up.

    Please review the policy summary chart below and Saint Vincent's complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

    PROGRAM   CUMULATIVE GPA
    REQUIREMENT
     
    CREDIT EARNED
    REQUIREMENT
     

    Federal Student Aid: 

    Federal Pell Grant

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    Federal Perkins Loan

    Federal Direct Stafford Loan

    Federal Direct PLUS Loan

    Federal Work Study

    2.00 cumulative GPA for all undergraduate students All students must have earned at least 67% of the cumulative number of credits attempted, including all credits attempted at Saint Vincent and all credits transferred in from other institutions that count toward the degree.
    Pennsylvania State Grant No minimum cumulative GPA required

    Full-time students must complete a total of 24 credits over the 2 semesters of full-time study within an academic year.

    Part-time students must complete 12 credits over the 2 semesters of part-time study within an academic year.

    Saint Vincent College Scholarships and Grants 2.00 cumulative GPA required Must be full-time, however, College scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 8 semesters. All students must have earned at least 67% of the cumulative number of credits attempted, including all credits attempted at Saint Vincent and all credits transferred in from other institutions that count toward the degree.