Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients
(See scholastic standing, academic probation, and suspension for more information: Scholastic Standing)
The Higher Education Act mandated institutions of higher education to establish minimum standards of "satisfactory academic 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.
In order to continue to receive financial aid at Morehead State University, a student must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress by completing a minimum number of the total hours attempted, and by also maintaining a minimum GPA. MSU's satisfactory academic progress schedule is as follows:
- A student must successfully complete a minimum of 75 percent of the credit hours attempted during the last period of enrollment. Successful completion for this purpose is defined as receiving a grade of "D" or better.
- If 1-16 hours have been attempted, a student must have at least a 1.6 cumulative GPA. If 17-32 hours have been attempted, a student must have at least a 1.7 cumulative GPA. If 33-48 hours have been attempted, a student must have at least a 1.8 cumulative GPA. If 49-67 hours have been attempted, a student must have at least a 1.9 cumulative GPA. If 68 or more hours have been attempted, a student must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- A student has attempted no more than 192 undergraduate hours for a bachelor's degree, or no more than 96 hours for an associate degree.