Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients

Section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as amended, requires that students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Qualitative (grade) and quantitative (amount of courses completed) progress for purposes of the receipt of student financial assistance (grants, loans and work study) is evaluated every semester.


Satisfactory academic progress for financial aid is defined as:

  • Successful completion of at least 67 percent of all credit courses attempted while enrolled at Moraine Park.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Maximum time frame students may receive federal and state financial aid cannot exceed 150 percent of the number of credits required to earn a degree.

Maximum Timeframe Calculator

All credits are considered even if financial aid was not received while attempting them. It does not matter if the credits were attempted in a different program. Maximum credits are limited to 150% of the credits required for the program of study in which currently enrolled.

Students seeking financial aid to help fund their program are limited as follows:

**Please note, the credits required as listed above are based on the 2015-2016 catalog. If you started your program in an earlier school year, your required credit load may be different.

* Students requiring more hours to complete their program of study may appeal for additional federal aid eligibility if there are extenuating circumstances.

Read the entire Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy here