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Data Release

Under section聽, FAFSA data, which includes information related to expected family contributions (EFCs) and awards, 鈥渟hall be used only for the application, award, and administration of aid awarded under federal student aid programs, state aid, or aid awarded by eligible institutions鈥.鈥 The聽(FY 2018 spending bill) allows schools to share FAFSA data with scholarship providers and tribal organizations, also with the student鈥檚 written consent.聽聽(FY 2019 spending bill) expands that language to also allow an institution to share FAFSA data鈥攚ith the student’s written consent鈥攚ith an organization “assisting the applicant in applying for and receiving Federal, State, local, or tribal assistance that is designated by the applicant to assist the applicant in applying for and receiving financial assistance for any component of the applicant’s cost of attendance.”

FAFSA Data at St. 四虎影视

  • ISIR and SAR Data
  • Key processing results
  • EFC
  • Student鈥檚 financial aid history as reflected in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  • ISIR data to determine award eligibility, and the resulting awards and disbursement data
  • Federal Work-Study awards and pay dates 鈥 Information contained within the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System

Other Data (shared with consent)

  • Cost of Attendance
  • Enrollment and enrollment period

St. 四虎影视 has implemented the following procedures in which to release student data:

Scholarship-granting organizations, tribal organizations, 3rd party or federal/state/county benefits programs聽(private scholarship foundations, military, Vocational Rehabilitative Services, Job training (JTPA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Department of Rehabilitative Services Funding (DRSFU), all tribal/state scholarship organizations, employer reimbursement, federal/state/county benefit programs such as section 8 housing, MNSURE health insurance, food stamps, heating vouchers)

With a student signed release, St. 四虎影视 can share information directly with the organization including enrollment, ISIR data, EFC, award history and the award letter

Revised January 16, 2019

Electronic Disclosure

四虎影视 uses electronic transactions to communicate with recipients of Federal Student Aid funds. Voluntary consent is collected at the time of admission.

四虎影视 uses an electronic process to provide notices, make disclosures, and direct students to a secure website to view financial aid award eligibility. An annual notice is provided each year to students via their St. 四虎影视 account when a financial aid award letter is generated. The annual individual notice informs the student of the following:

  • Identifies the information required to be disclosed that year,
  • Provides the exact web address for the information,
  • States that persons are entitled to a paper copy upon request, and
  • Informs students how to request a paper copy

A student may request a paper copy of an award letter or award guide, by emailing financialaid@css.edu or by calling Financial Aid at 218-723-6273.

Revised April, 2019

Federal Pell Grant Recalculation

四虎影视 Financial Aid Office two separate Pell recalculation policies as allowed per federal regulation 34 CFR 690.80(b)(2)(i)) for the two separate and distinct undergraduate educational programs our students enroll in. For both student populations, St. 四虎影视 chooses to use a single fixed date option for Pell recalculation purposes. The Pell recalculation policy and single date used for each population is detailed below. St. 四虎影视 performs mandatory recalculations in the following situations:

  1. Enrollment changes between payment periods
  2. EFC change
  3. Non-attendance in one or more classes

*Pell Grant funds are awarded in whole dollars rather than cents.

Traditional

  • St. 四虎影视 defines the “initial Pell calculation date” as the date the student is packaged with Pell Grant funds at St. 四虎影视.
  • St. 四虎影视 uses the last date of the add/drop period of part of Term F for each semester (excluding summer) as the Pell recalculation date. This is the 10th business day of the semester. The enrollment level for the Pell Grant is “locked” and Pell Grant funding awarded and disbursed based on the student’s enrollment level at the end of the tenth business day.
  • When a FAFSA is received by St. 四虎影视 after the 10th business day, the enrollment at the point the student is packaged with Pell Grant funds is used (initial Pell calculation date) in determining the Pell Grant award rather than the enrollment on the tenth business day.
  • Incoming students are packaged with Pell Grant funds (initial Pell calculation date) even if verification has not been completed at the time of packaging.
  • If a continuing student selected for verification has not completed verification by the 10th business day, the initial calculation of Pell Grant funds will occur when the student completes verification and is packaged later in the semester. The “initial Pell calculation” will be based on the student’s enrollment level at the time Pell Grant funds are packaged for the student.
  • If the student does not begin attendance in one or more classes, and the Pell enrollment level changes, a mandatory Pell recalculation is performed.
  • If the student “adds” a course after the tenth business day, the Pell Grant award will NOT be increased based on an increased enrollment level.
  • If the student “drops” a course after the tenth business day, a mandatory Pell recalculation is performed.
  • If the student “withdraws” from a course that the student attended or academically engaged in after the tenth business day of the semester, the Pell Grant will NOT be adjusted.
  • If the student “withdraws” from all courses the student was scheduled to attend, the St. 四虎影视 Withdrawal and Return to Title IV Aid Policy will take effect and supersede this policy.
  • If a student is eligible for a late disbursement of a Pell Grant after the semester has ended (must be within 180 days of when the student ceased attendance), St. 四虎影视 will pay Pell Grant funds based on coursework completed in the semester, rather than using the enrollment level as of the 10th business day or initial Pell calculation date.
  • Adjustments may be made for late consortium agreements, cross registrations, and internships if the agreement was initiated by the student prior to the end of 10th business day. Other extenuating circumstances for “late adds” may also be considered for an override (school error, etc.) by petition to the Financial Aid Director.
  • St. 四虎影视 uses the 5th day of part of term 3E as the traditional student’s Pell recalculation date for summer semester only. This is due to the fact that the traditional student course offering schedule closely aligns with the extended/online student course offering schedule during summer semester.

Extended/Online

  • St. 四虎影视 uses the 5th day of part of term 3E as the extended/online student’s Pell recalculation date for all semesters (including summer). The enrollment level for the Pell Grant is “locked” on this day. As a result, adjustments to the Pell Grant are made for “adds”, individual course “drops”, AND “withdrawals” through this date.
  • If a FAFSA is received after the student has started classes for the semester, the “initial Pell calculation” will be based on the student’s enrollment level at the time Pell Grant funds are packaged. Recalculations will occur for changes in enrollment up until the 5th day of part of term 3E.
  • Incoming students are packaged with Pell Grant funds (initial Pell calculation date) even if verification has not been completed at the time of packaging.
  • If a continuing student selected for verification has not completed verification by the 5th business day, the initial calculation of Pell Grant funds will occur when the student completes verification later in the semester. The “initial Pell calculation” will be based on the student’s enrollment level at the time Pell Grant funds are packaged for the student.
  • If the student does not begin attendance in one or more classes, and the Pell enrollment level changes, a mandatory Pell recalculation is performed.
  • If the student “adds” a course up through the 5th day of part of term 3E, and the Pell enrollment level increases, the Pell Grant award WILL be adjusted upward.
  • If the student “drops” a course at any point during the semester, a mandatory Pell recalculation is performed.
  • If the student “withdraws” from a course up through the 5th day of part of term 3E that the student attended or academically engaged in, the Pell Grant WILL be adjusted and reduced to a lower Pell enrollment level as applicable.
  • If a student “withdraws” from a course after the 5th day of part of term 3E, the Pell Grant WILL NOT be adjusted.
  • If the student “withdraws” from all courses the student was scheduled to attend for an individual part of term or entire semester, the CSS Withdrawal and Return to Title IV Aid Policy will take effect and supersede this policy.
  • If a student is eligible for a late disbursement of a Pell Grant after the semester has ended (must be within 180 days of when the student ceased attendance), St. 四虎影视 will pay Pell Grant funds based on coursework completed in the semester, rather than using the enrollment levels as of the 5th day of part of term 3E or initial Pell calculation date.
  • Adjustments may be made for late consortium agreements, cross registrations and internships if the agreement was initiated by the student by the 5th day of part of term 3E. Other extenuating circumstances for “late adds” may also be considered for an override (school error, etc.) by petition to the Financial Aid Director.

Revised July 15, 2019

General Eligibility for Undergraduate Students

Financial aid

The Financial Aid office at 四虎影视 seeks to support the mission of the College by providing services that assist students in identifying resources 鈥 federal, state, institutional and others 鈥 to finance their education. St. 四虎影视’s institutional philosophy on student aid places primary responsibility on the student to provide funds for educational expenses; however, the institution’s commitment to a diverse and representative student body is reflected in the fact that nine out of every 10 St. 四虎影视 students are recipients of some form of aid.聽 Students interested in receiving need-based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College participates in all federal and state financial aid programs. These include:

  1. Federal

    Pell Grants
    Stafford Loan (Subsidized)
    Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized)
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Graduate PLUS Loan
    Perkins Loan
    Nursing Student Loan
    Work Study
    Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
    Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship
    Veterans Administration Scholarship
    Federal Indian Scholarship Program

  2. State

    Minnesota State Grant Program
    Work Study
    S.E.L.F. Loan Program
    State Indian Scholarship Program
    MN Rehabilitation Services
    Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Program
    Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Grant

There is also a substantial amount of institutional aid invested in financial aid programs.聽 In addition to the $3.1 million in St. 四虎影视 grants, the College awards need-based scholarships provided by over 130 donors. The generosity of these people and foundations is essential in helping to meet the financial needs of our students.

Academic/leadership scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office to incoming students. Incoming students can receive information about the following scholarships from the Admissions Office:聽 Access Scholarship, Benedictine Scholarship, the Raymond Prebilic Scholarship, Summit Scholarship, and the Transfer Achievement Grant. Financial aid is awarded in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or student employment.

General Eligibility Criteria for Financial Aid

A student must:

  1. Be accepted as a degree-seeking student at the College.
  2. Be a citizen of the U.S. or possess permanent resident status.
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study pursued according to the standards and practices of the institution. (see section entitled Satisfactory Academic Progress).聽 If the student loses eligibility for financial aid due to unsatisfactory academic progress, there is a procedure to regain eligibility.
  4. Not be in default on any educational loan previously received at St. 四虎影视 or another institution.
  5. Complete the application process as outlined below and respond to notices or requests from awarding agencies within the specified time.聽 (Failure to respond correctly may result in cancellation of funding for a student).

Student Rights and Responsibilities

  1. Payment of financial aid awards from College controlled funds will be made by giving the student credit on his/her student account. Such payments will normally be made each semester. Payment of financial aid awards from sources beyond College control will be made at the discretion of the donor.
  2. Each student who receives or applies for financial aid must notify the Financial aid office of any financial aid award received from sources outside the College.
  3. Each applicant/recipient has the right to review his/her financial aid application and supporting documents.
  4. Each student who receives a Federal Nursing Student loan or a Federal Perkins Loan (formerly the National Direct Student Loan) must complete Entrance Counseling online through the College website. Each student has the responsibility to complete the necessary promissory note, Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statement, etc., within 10 days after the start of a semester. Failure to do so may result in loan cancellation.
  5. Every student who has received a Federal Perkins Loan, a Federal Nursing Student Loan, or a Federal Family Education Loan while in attendance at St. 四虎影视 must have an exit interview regarding these loans prior to graduation or withdrawal.聽 Failure to do so will result in credentials being withheld.
  6. Federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures change.聽 Applicants should be sure that they have the latest information.

Outside Financial Aid Resources

Designated scholarships are offered by many organizations such as labor unions, fraternal orders and religious organizations.聽 Students may obtain information concerning these scholarship opportunities from these groups. Special application forms are usually required.

High School seniors should be in close contact with their guidance office to become aware of scholarships for their high school and/or area graduates.

The Financial Aid Office operates a scholarship directory service (free of charge) to assist students in locating funding from outside sources. Students can access this directory on the College website.

Students with physical handicaps who wish to further their education or expand their area of employability may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits.聽 Students should check their home state Division of Rehabilitation Services to determine the amount of financial aid which may be available under this program.

The Veterans Administration pays veteran’s benefits directly to qualified students.聽 The College veteran’s coordinator will answer questions concerning the G.I. Bill, Dependent Educational Assistance Program Benefits and V.A. Contributory Benefits. The College veteran’s coordinator may be contacted through the Registrar’s Office.

War orphans Education Assistance Act (Ch. 35, Title 38, U. S. Code) provides benefits to sons, daughters, wives, and husbands of deceased veterans and of living veterans who have disabilities considered to be total and permanent in nature. The veteran must have died or become disabled as a result of service in the armed forces and must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.聽 Generally a young person must be between 12 and 23 years of age to attend school under this program. The eligible young person may receive up to 36 months of education. Applications and further information may be obtained from any county veteran’s office or college veteran’s coordinator.

Indian scholarship funding may be available from the Minnesota State Indian Scholarship Program and/or the tribe in which the student is enrolled. Students are encouraged to apply early as there may be limited funding.聽 Either contact these organizations directly or consult with the Financial Aid Office.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

St. 四虎影视 students are invited to apply for Air Force ROTC college scholarships. Air Force ROTC offers high schools seniors and college students five-four-three-two-and sometimes one year scholarships which over tuition, fees, and a book allowance.聽 Awards are based on the applicant’s potential as an Air Force officer, as demonstrated by a combination of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test score, academic achievement and recommendation of an AFROTC scholarship committee.聽 Application for 4-year scholarships must be made early in the senior year of high school.聽 Students seeking scholarships should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies: University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1049 University Drive, Duluth MN 55812-3011, 218-726-8159.

Minnesota State Grant Recalculation

四虎影视 Financial Aid Office uses two separate Minnesota State Grant recalculation policies as allowed per the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Handbook (2016-2017 Handbook, Section 1, page 65) for the two separate and distinct undergraduate educational programs our students enroll in. The two educational programs and the Minnesota State Grant recalculation policy used for each student population are detailed below.

Traditional

  • St. 四虎影视 uses the last date of the add/drop period of part of term F in each semester (including summer) as our Minnesota State Grant 鈥渁ward adjustment end date鈥 or 鈥渞ecalculation鈥 date. This is the 10th business day of the semester. The enrollment level for the Minnesota State Grant is 鈥渓ocked鈥 and Minnesota State Grant funding disbursed based on the student鈥檚 enrollment level at the end of the 10th business day.
  • State Grant disbursements are ALWAYS based on the student鈥檚 enrollment聽level as of the date of disbursement. If a State Grant disbursement occurs AFTER the 10th business day (award adjustment end date), the enrollment level used for the State Grant will be the enrollment as of the date of disbursement, not the 10th business day enrollment.
  • If a student adds a class (such as a part of term 3E class)聽AFTER聽the State Grant has been disbursed and聽AFTER聽the 10th business day of the semester, there is NO adjustment to the State Grant award.
  • If a student drops one or more individual classes (whether attended or not)聽AFTER聽disbursement, each class is treated as if the student never attended and the lower enrollment level used in the Minnesota State Grant award calculation as applicable.
  • Any individual class that is withdrawn from聽PRIOR TO聽disbursement is NOT counted when determining the student鈥檚 State Grant award. However, the credits for the withdrawn class are counted toward the student鈥檚 Minnesota State Grant eligibility limit as long as the student attended the class.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes聽AFTER聽disbursement聽and the student never attended the class(es), the State Grant is recalculated to a lower enrollment level as applicable. A class in which a student never attends does not count toward the student鈥檚 State Grant eligibility limit.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended)聽AFTER聽disbursement (partial withdrawal), and the student remains enrolled in 15 or more credits for the semester, the Minnesota State Grant will NOT be adjusted.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended) AFTER disbursement (partial withdrawal), and the student remains enrolled in less than 15 credits for the semester, St. 四虎影视 will perform a partial withdrawal refund calculation using the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Refund Calculation spreadsheet and return the LESSER of the following:
    1. The difference between the State Grant at the original enrollment level and the revised enrollment level OR
    2. The State Grant鈥檚 proportional share of the institution鈥檚 refund of institutional charges – Line I (E) of spreadsheet.
  • If a student withdraws from ALL classes the student was scheduled to attend聽PRIOR TO聽disbursement, no State Grant can be awarded. However, the credits for the withdrawn classes are counted toward the student鈥檚 State Grant eligibility limit as long as the student attended the classes.
  • If a student withdraws from ALL classes the student was scheduled to attend AFTER disbursement, St. 四虎影视 will use the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Refund Calculation spreadsheet to determine any Minnesota State Grant funds that must be returned to the State.
  • If a student is eligible for a retroactive payment of State Grant after the semester enrolled in has ended, St. 四虎影视 will pay State Grant funds based on coursework completed in that semester as long as the student meets all of the program eligibility requirements as of the date of disbursement. This is the case even if the student does not enroll in a later semester within the same award year. No retroactive payments will be made after St. 四虎影视 has closed out State Grant spending with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for the academic year.

Extended/Online

  • St. 四虎影视 uses the 5th day of part of term 3E of each semester (including summer) as the Minnesota State Grant 鈥渁ward adjustment end date鈥 or 鈥渞ecalculation鈥 date. Minnesota State Grant funding is awarded and disbursed based on the student鈥檚 enrollment level at initial disbursement and adjusted through the 5th day of part of term 3E.
  • If a student adds a class after the State Grant has been disbursed but PRIOR TO the 5th day of part of term 3E (award adjustment end date), St. 四虎影视 will increase the State Grant award if:
    1. the student is not already at a 15+ credit enrollment level
    2. the original Pell Grant awarded to the student (if any) stays the same
    3. the student attends the added class
  • If a student adds a class after the State Grant has been disbursed but PRIOR TO the 5th day of part of term 3E (award adjustment end date), St. 四虎影视 will decrease the State Grant award if the original Pell Grant awarded to the student (if any) increases.
  • If a student adds a class after the State Grant has been disbursed but聽AFTER聽the 5th day of part of term 3E (award adjustment end date), there is NO adjustment to the State Grant award.
  • If a student drops one or more individual classes (whether attended or not)聽AFTER聽disbursement, each class is treated as if the student never attended and the lower enrollment level used in the Minnesota State Grant award calculation as applicable.
  • Any individual class that is withdrawn from聽PRIOR TO聽disbursement is NOT counted toward State Grant award eligibility. However, the credits for the withdrawn class are counted toward the student鈥檚 Minnesota State Grant eligibility limit as聽long as the student attended the class.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes AFTER disbursement聽and the student never attended the class(es), the State Grant is recalculated to a lower enrollment level as applicable. A class in which a student never attends does not count toward the student鈥檚 State Grant eligibility limit.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended)聽AFTER聽disbursement (partial withdrawal), and the student remains enrolled in 15 or more credits for the semester, the Minnesota State Grant will NOT be adjusted.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended) AFTER disbursement and the State Grant decreases, St. 四虎影视 will perform a partial withdrawal refund calculation using the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Refund Calculation spreadsheet. St. 四虎影视 will return the LESSER of the following (if the student remains enrolled in less than 15 credits after the withdrawal):
    1. The difference between the State Grant at the original enrollment level and the revised enrollment level OR
    2. The State Grant鈥檚 proportional share of the institution鈥檚 refund of institutional charges – Line I (E) of spreadsheet.
  • If a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended) AFTER disbursement and the State Grant increases due to a Pell Grant reduction, CSS will first perform a partial withdrawal calculation using the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Refund Calculation spreadsheet. If the results of the refund calculation allow for an increased State Grant award, St. 四虎影视 will disburse additional State Grant funds to the student.
  • When a student withdraws from one or more individual classes (that were attended)聽AFTER聽disbursement and聽also adds or drops one or more classes聽during the semester, the State Grant is calculated by taking the original enrollment level at the time of disbursement 鈥 (minus) credits withdrawn or dropped + (plus) credits added to determine the enrollment level used for the adjusted Minnesota State Grant award.
  • If a student withdraws from ALL classes the student was scheduled to attend聽PRIOR TO聽disbursement, no State Grant can be awarded. However, the credits for the withdrawn classes are counted toward the student鈥檚 State Grant eligibility limit as long as the student attended the classes.
  • If a student withdraws from ALL classes the student was scheduled to attend聽AFTER聽disbursement, CSS will use the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Refund Calculation spreadsheet to determine any Minnesota State Grant funds that must be returned to the State.
  • If a student is eligible for a retroactive payment of State Grant after the semester enrolled in has ended, CSS will pay State Grant funds based on coursework completed in that semester as long as the student meets all of the program eligibility requirements as of the date of disbursement. This is the case even if the student does not enroll in a later semester within the same award year. No retroactive payments will be made after St. 四虎影视 has closed out State Grant spending with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for the academic year.

Revised March 15, 2019

Repeated Course Policies

The Department of Education has published regulations (34 CFR 668.2) which impact students who repeat courses. These repeat courses may impact a student鈥檚 financial aid eligibility and awards for Federal Title IV financial aid. This same policy has been implemented for students receiving State financial aid as well (MN Office of Higher Education 2016-17 State Grant manual, pg. 32). In order for a repeated course to count toward a student鈥檚 financial aid enrollment status for aid purposes, a student may only repeat a previously passed course once (a total of two attempts). If the student enrolls in a previously repeated course for a third time, this course will not count towards the student鈥檚 enrollment for financial aid purposes.聽This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course. 四虎影视 (CSS) Financial Aid Office has developed the following policy statements for financial aid eligibility purposes. A separate academic repeat course policy is found at聽www.css.edu within the St. 四虎影视 Catalog/Academic Policies and Services.

  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time, even if the first attempt was a passing grade.
  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed or withdrawn from regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed as long as the student has not passed the course during one of those attempts. (Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy still applies)
  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time. If a student fails the second attempt, no more financial aid will be given to repeat the course a third time. If the second attempt is a withdrawal then a third attempt is allowable and eligible for aid.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a grade; the student is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course on a third attempt. If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, the credit hours will be excluded from the financial aid enrollment for that semester.

Examples

  1. Allowable:聽Repeated coursework may be included if the student received a falling grade or withdrew from the class. There is no limit on the number of repeats if the student has never passed the class as long as the student is still maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  2. Allowable:聽A student takes Biology 110 and receives a grade of W or F. The student repeats the class and receives a D. The student has now passed the class. The student may repeat the class one more time and receive financial aid. If on this next attempt the student receives a W, then the student can repeat the class again with aid. If on the next attempt the student receives a grade of F, the student can choose to repeat the course again but would not receive financial aid for the course.
  3. Allowable: Courses that are intended to be repeated multiple times such as Choir, Band, Independent Study, Special Topics, Research, Thesis, etc., are eligible for financial aid as long as the majority of the course content is different each time it is taken.
  4. Not Allowable:聽A student takes Biology 110 and receives a D. The student repeats the course and receives a grade of B. The Biology 110 course cannot be considered for financial aid enrollment on the third attempt.
  5. Allowable:聽A student is enrolled in 12 credit hours, including 3 credit hours that are considered to be a third repeat. The third repeat course cannot be included toward financial aid enrollment and eligibility. Therefore, only 9 credits will count toward financial aid eligibility.

Revised January, 2019

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

In accordance with federal and state regulations, students are evaluated for and must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 四虎影视 (CSS) Financial Aid office reviews academic performance at the end of each semester and enforces SAP standards to ensure that financial aid recipients progress toward successful completion of their degree or certificate program. Students who fail to meet these standards become ineligible to receive financial aid until compliant with all the requirements detailed in this policy.

To demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student’s academic performance must meet two main SAP components. The first is a qualitative component, represented by grade point average (GPA). The second is a quantitative component measured by credit completion (the ratio between attempted and completed credits) and the maximum timeframe to complete the degree or certificate program.

Section I: Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Grade Point Average

Freshmen must obtain at least a cumulative GPA of 1.75 at the end of the first semester and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 after the second semester. Sophomores, juniors and seniors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

Credit Completion

Students must complete 67 percent of all credits attempted. A completed credit has a grade of A, B, C, D, CR or P. Withdrawals, grade variations, incomplete courses, no credit, in progress and repeated courses are included in attempted credits.

Maximum Timeframe

Students are expected to finish their degree or certificate within the level of study, within an acceptable time period. Financial aid recipients who are maintaining SAP may continue to receive aid through their cumulative attempted credit that equals 150 percent of the required number of credits needed to complete their program, including transfer credits from another college that apply to 四虎影视 or until the point it has been mathematically determined that they cannot graduate within the 150% maximum time frame. The maximum timeframe to obtain a first baccalaureate degree is 192 attempted hours. Students become
ineligible for financial aid after it is determined that they cannot graduate within the maximum timeframe.

Section II

Attempted Credits

Attempted credits include all credits for which you are registered for within the semester, including withdrawn courses.

Cumulative Credits

Cumulative credits represent the total number of credits evaluated (attempted and earned) for all periods of enrollment at 四虎影视.

Earned Credits

Earned credits are those that are successfully completed with a grade of A, B, C, D, P or CR and all plus or minus variations of these grades. Grades of F, T, IP, W, N, NC, NR or drops are not counted as earned credits. Audit credits are not counted as attempted or earned credits.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is calculated using a grade point value outlined in the catalog for grades A, B, C, D and F and all plus or minus variations. Although a grade of P or CR will count as credit earned, it carries no grade point value. A grade of NC, IP or NR do not carry a grade point value. A GPA is calculated each semester for an enrolled student even if the GPA is 鈥渘ull鈥 due to receiving only W, N, P, CR or NC grades. For a student without a CSS GPA history, a 鈥渘ull鈥 term GPA will count negatively towards the cumulative GPA standard.

Incomplete Courses

Grades of I, IP or NR are assigned as temporary marks for pending course completion, and count against the completion rate.

Repeat Courses

Repeats may be allowed to improve a grade or meet program requirements, and they are included in calculations for the SAP grade point average, credit completion and maximum timeframe standards. The most recent grade will become the grade calculated for GPA, with the exception where the later attempt results in an F,W, N or NC grade.

Transfer Credits

All transfer credits accepted at 四虎影视 will be included as attempted and earned credits in the completion ratio and maximum timeframe calculation.

Change of Major and Dual Degree

Only attempted credits eligible for application toward the student’s current certificate or degree within the level of study at 四虎影视 will count toward the maximum timeframe of that certificate or degree. Attempted and earned credits under all majors will be included in the calculation of GPA and credit completion. Students who change majors or seek a dual degree may appeal for an extension of the maximum timeframe provision of this policy. Appeals will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.

High School Credits

Credits earned through the College of St. 四虎影视鈥檚 Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO) or College in the Schools (CITS) programs will be included in the cumulative credit completion standard, GPA and maximum timeframe calculation. PSEO/CITS credits earned at another postsecondary institution will be treated as transfer credits.

Section III

Academic progress for every student will be monitored at the end of each semester. All of the student’s academic coursework is considered in the review process, whether the student received financial aid that semester or not. The assessment will be based on the student’s entire academic record, including all transfer credit hours accepted.

Warning

If the student does not meet either the GPA or credit completion standard, the student will be notified via electronic delivery that they are being placed on Financial Aid Warning for the next registered semester. While on warning, students are eligible to receive financial aid. Students on warning are encouraged to use the many academic support services on campus to improve their academic standing.

Warning status is granted for one semester. To be removed from financial aid warning, the student must attain both the GPA and Credit Completion standards.
Students who fail to meet these standards will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.

If it is determined a student cannot mathematically graduate within the 150% maximum timeframe or a student has reached maximum timeframe before completing the program, the student will be suspended from financial aid.

Financial Aid Suspension

If a student has been placed on warning status and after the subsequent semester is still not meeting the minimum cumulative GPA and/or credit completion ratio, they will be notified via electronic delivery that they are being placed on financial aid suspension.

While on suspension, students are not eligible for most financial aid programs. Exceptions include institutional aid, private loan programs and outside assistance that does not require SAP.

If the academic department allows the student to register, the student may attend 四虎影视 but will do so at their own expense until the minimum cumulative GPA and credit completion requirements have been met.

Academic Dismissal

Students who have been suspended by 四虎影视 are no longer eligible for financial aid. If a student is re-admitted, the student must complete the SAP appeal process. Eligibility for financial aid will be determined based on financial aid SAP standards through a review of the academic record.

Section IV: Right to Appeal

A student who is unable to achieve satisfactory academic progress and is suspended from financial aid has the right to appeal based on unusual or extenuating circumstances, such as medical or personal problems. The student may appeal the financial aid suspension status at any time during the year by completing the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension Appeal Form. The student must provide:

  • A statement explaining the nature of the extenuating circumstances that contributed to the SAP deficiency
  • An explanation of how the barriers to academic success have been removed
  • A willingness to adhere to an academic plan (if required)
Probation

If the appeal is approved and it is determined that the student should be able to meet the SAP standards by the end of the subsequent payment period, the student will be assigned probation status for one payment period and will be eligible for financial aid. Students on financial aid probation status are encouraged to use the many academic support services on campus to improve their academic standing.

Academic Plan

If it is determined that it will require more than one payment period to meet SAP standards, the student is no longer on probation and an Academic Plan will be created for student success. The institution will use the Academic Plan as the benchmark for SAP standards for the length of time specified in the Academic Plan. Students who fail to fulfill the requirements of the Academic Plan will become ineligible for financial aid. If the student meets cumulative SAP standards, they regain financial aid eligibility.

Section V: Financial Aid Programs Covered By This Policy

This policy applies to all federal and state financial aid programs.

Revised February 2024

Verification Policy

Verification

The U.S. Department of Education or 四虎影视 may select a financial aid application (FAFSA) for verification (34 CFR 668.51-61). This would require the College to obtain additional documentation in order to verify the information that the student and/or the parent provided on the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) prior to the disbursement of non-merit based financial aid funds. In most cases, the student and/or parent will be required to utilize the Direct Data Exchange (DDX) through the FAFSA at . The DDX process will populate the income fields on the FAFSA directly from IRS tax data. Another option to verify tax information is for the student and/or parent to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript directly from the IRS at . A signed photocopy of a student and/or parent Federal tax return is also sufficient for verification of income. Additionally, a 鈥淰erification of Non-filing letter鈥 may be required from an independent student or dependent student鈥檚 parent(s) to prove non-filing status.

Deadline Dates for Verification

All applicants for whom the College has received a valid FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS or ISIR) requiring verification, must submit all necessary documentation by the deadline date. The deadline date for completing the verification process is no later than 120 days after the student鈥檚 last day of enrollment for the award year or August 31st (at the end the of award year), whichever is the earlier date. Students who complete verification while enrolled and attending classes will be reviewed for all types of aid eligibility. Students completing verification after ceasing enrollment can generally only be considered for Federal Pell Grant funds they may be eligible for.

Any student who does not complete the verification process by the deadline date will forfeit all rights to payment.

Verification Forms and Worksheets

The Financial Aid Office will notify students of the specific forms, worksheets and/or documentation that will be required in order to complete verification.

Notification to Student of Required Documentation

When a student’s financial aid application has been selected for verification, the student will receive weekly emails as to what documentation is needed to satisfy the verification requirements. This email directs the student to . The weekly email continues until all documents have been submitted. The student may also view student specific requirements on .

Required Documents for Verification

When a FAFSA is selected for verification, the CSS Financial Aid Office will determine and then notify the student of the documentation and forms required to complete the verification process. These requirements may vary by student and the verification group assigned by the U.S. Department of Education. Verification of the following information may be required:

All applicants selected (exception V4 selection group)
  • 聽Family size
  • Tax filing status
Tax filers
  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  • U.S. Income Tax Paid
  • Untaxed portions of IRA Distributions
  • Untaxed portions of Pensions
  • IRA Deductions and Payments
  • Education Credits
  • Tax Exempt Interest Income
Non-Tax Filers
  • Income Earned From Work (W-2鈥檚)
  • Confirmation of non-filing status from the IRS (Independent students and parent(s) of dependent students only)
  • Payments to tax deferred pension and savings
Other Information (applicable to V4/V5 selection groups)
  • Signed Statement of Educational Purpose
  • Verification of Identity with Photo ID

Direct Data Exchange (DDX) and IRS Tax Return Transcripts

A student and/or parent who filed a Federal tax return will generally use the FAFSA IRS Direct Data Exchange or IRS Tax Return Transcript options for verification. Signed photocopies of parent/student Federal tax returns can also be accepted. The first preference is for a student and/or parent to use the IRS Direct Data Exchange option. If a student/parent is not able to use or is not eligible to use the IRS Direct Data Exchange, the student/parent will need to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript directly from the IRS or supply a signed copy of the Federal tax return, including applicable schedules.

A student or parent who filed an amended federal tax return (1040X) will need to submit a signed copy of the amended return along with a signed copy of the original federal tax return to the Financial Aid Office if unable to use the DDX process. An IRS Tax Account Transcript along with an IRS Tax Return Transcript also satisfies this requirement.

Victims of identity theft who cannot get an IRS Tax Return Transcript, will need to submit a Tax Return DataBase View (TRDBV) Transcript ordered from the IRS via phone (800-908-4490). The TRDBV Transcript must be submitted to the CSS Financial Aid Office along with a with a signed and dated statement indicating the student and/or parent was the victim of identity theft and that the IRS is aware of the identity theft.

Notification to Student of Results of Verification

If errors on the FAFSA are discovered as a result of verification, the College will make the necessary corrections on the student鈥檚 or parent鈥檚 behalf. The student will be sent an email indicating when the verification process is complete.

If no errors are found, the student will be sent an email indicating when the verification process is complete.

Office of Inspector General Referrals

The College must refer to the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) any credible information indicating that a student who applied for Federal student aid may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with the FAFSA application or verification documentation. Common misconduct includes false claims of independent student status, false claims of citizenship, use of false identities, forgery of signatures of certifications, and false statements of income. Suspected intent on the part of a student to commit fraud will be reported to the OIG by phoning 1-800-MIS-USED, submitting a complaint online at , or writing a letter to the following address:

Inspector General鈥檚 Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1500

Publicizing Verification Requirements and Procedures

The verification policy is published on the College鈥檚 website at /admissions-and-aid/financial-aid/forms-and-resources/policies/. Verification requirements and procedures are found at .

Revised 鈥 February 2024

Withdrawal Policies

Students who withdraw from classes or drop out of school after the term has begun may be eligible for a refund of institutional charges and/or may have some or all of their financial aid returned. View the聽withdrawal policies page聽for more information.

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