Satisfactory Academic Progress
1. To receive funds administered by Financial Aid at West Texas A&M University, students must be making measurable progress toward completion of an eligible degree or certification. Federal regulations require evaluation of both quantitative and qualitative academic progress.
2. All undergraduate student aid recipients must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and graduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
3. In addition to maintaining the overall GPA, a student must be making reasonable academic progress. Therefore, a student must have earned at least 75% of all hours attempted during the academic year at West Texas A&M University. For financial aid purposes, the academic year refers to fall and spring. A graduate student must be earning 75% of all hours attempted from the beginning of the graduate program.
4. Any student who fails to complete the financial aid award year (fall and spring) meeting both or either the GPA and completion requirement will be placed on a Warning status for the following semester.
5. If at the end of any financial aid Warning semester the student does not have a 2.0 (Graduate - 3.0) cumulative GPA and complete at least 75% of the enrolled hours, the student will be placed on Probation/Suspension and will not receive future financial aid until a 2.0 (Graduate - 3.0) cumulative GPA has been obtained and a 75% or greater completion rate is achieved for the semester.
6. Students are expected to complete their program of study within 150% of the number of hours required.
7. Financial aid recipients/applicants whose aid has been suspended as a result of failure to meet the required standards may be reinstated under the following conditions:
o A student must regain a 2.0 cumulative GPA (Graduate - 3.0)
o A student must have completed and earned 75% of hours attempted
o Students wishing to appeal their loss of aid may do so in writing to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Appeals may be made under hardship based on (1) the death of an immediate family member, (2) the hospitalization or confining illness of the student, or (3) other highly unusual circumstances. Documentation is required (ex: death certificates or notice, medical bills, degree plans, and any other documents needed by the committee) with the appeal and must be submitted within 30 days of status notification.
o The decision of the committee is final
8. Second undergraduate degree and certification students must complete degree/certification programs within two academic years of full time study. No further aid will be awarded after 60 hours of post-graduate work.
9. All students enrolling at West Texas A&M University for the first time (including transfers) will be considered to be meeting academic progress. However, all financial aid recipients must meet the requirements for satisfactory progress to continue on aid.