To remain eligible for federal and state aid, students must maintain three standards of satisfactory academic progress: minimum hours completed, minimum grade point average, and maximum time frame.
Pace is calculated by dividing the total number of hours completed by the total number of hours attempted. To meet pace, your pace must be equal to or greater than 67%. For example:
|Hours attempted||Hours completed||Pace calculation||Standards determination|
|12||8||8/12 = 67%||Meeting pace|
|16||11||11/16 = 69%||Meeting pace|
|50||32||32/50 = 64%||Not meeting pace|
|48||40||40/48 = 83%||Meeting pace|
|Graduate School||Master's degree||6 years|
|Doctorate degree||10 years|
|Law School||Day school program||5 years|
|Evening school program||6 years|
If you are in violation of the standards policy and you have mitigating circumstances that occurred during the semester, you may file an appeal with the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Note: Not all appeals are granted. Appeals are granted based on the merit of the situation and the supporting documentation. The appeal process takes 7-14 days after all documents have been received.
More information about the standards of satisfactory academic progress, and the appeal process:
|The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
Akron, OH 44325-6211
|In person:||Simmons Hall Lobby|
Yes, but we will review your grades at the end of the semester to ensure that you continue to meet the requirements of the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
The policy is located on the Financial Aid website, or you may pick one up in the Student Services Center located in the lobby of Simmons Hall.
You will remain on probation until you reach the minimum 67% completion rate and the minimum grade point average. Learn more.
You must improve your academic performance in the area(s) that you are deficient to the minimum level(s) required to be considered to have "Eligible" status, i.e. Cumulative grade point average and/or cumulative completion rate. Learn more.
You may utilize the university’s installment payment plan or apply for a private loan through FastChoice. Please note, some lenders require borrowers to meet the school’s Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Please read the lender’s restrictions prior to applying for the loan.
Review the information regarding the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.