SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
Federal regulations require schools to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy to carry out the statutory requirement that a student must be making satisfactory progress to be eligible for financial aid under the Student Financial Aid Programs. The policy must be cumulative and it must include any periods of enrollment in which the student did not receive aid from the Student Financial Aid Programs. Students applying for aid or receiving aid are subject to the regulations.
The regulations for Satisfactory Academic Progress were initially published in October of 1983 and were republished in December of 1987. The regulations require schools to develop and apply a consistent standard of academic progress and note the basic elements of a policy that measures Satisfactory Academic Progress.
The college Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for students receiving financial aid under the Student Financial Aid Programs includes the following:
The satisfactory Academic Progress policy at Morehouse College has been developed to ensure that the financial aid program at Morehouse College adheres to the requirements set forth by federal aid regulations. An assessment of the students progress will be made at least once per academic year, usually at the end of the Spring Term.
QUALITATIVE MEASURES - Required GPA
The Satisfactory Academic Progress policy reflects the academic regulations at Morehouse College as they pertain to the following:
Course withdrawals, remedial courses and incomplete courses, are counted in the hours attempted are counted towards the quantitative measure of the satisfactory academic progress policy.
Course withdrawals and incompletes, are not counted in the student's grade point average and are not counted in the qualitative measure of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
Transfer credits earned prior to the student's enrollment at Morehouse, will be used for qualitative measure purposes to determine the minimum required grade point average based upon hours earned.
Transfer hours earned during the summer while a student is enrolled at Morehouse, will be counted in the determination of satisfactory academic progress. Summer terms will not be counted as semesters and will be considered as an extension of the academic year. Hours earned will be counted towards the total hours earned.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC APPEAL PROCESS
Each appeal will be considered on its own merit. Thank you.