Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standards
The Higher Education Act mandated institutions of higher education establish minimum standards of "satisfactory progress" for students receiving financial assistance.
This means that a student must make progress toward obtainment of an appropriate degree or certificate during each term that the student is enrolled. These standards are applicable to all federal, state, and institutional aid programs administered by Morehead State University.
At Morehead State University, in order to continue to receive financial aid, a student must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress by completing a minimum number of the total hours attempted, and by also maintaining a minimum GPA.
Graduate students will be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes as long as all of the following requirements are met:
- A student must successfully complete a minimum of 75 percent of the credit hours attempted. Successful completion for this purpose is defined as receiving a "C" or better.
- A student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- A student has attempted no more than 54 graduate hours at Morehead State University. (Exception: Those students pursuing a degree in clinical psychology will be permitted to attempt no more than 90 graduate hours at MSU.)