Students are required to earn 67 percent (without rounding up) of attempted hours to stay on pace to graduate (See below for examples)
Pace is calculated by dividing earned hours by attempted hours. Pace is measured at the end of each semester.
If a student does not meet the pace requirement at the end of a semester, they will be placed on financial aid warning for the following semester. After the warning semester, the student will need to have regained pace (earning 67 percent of cumulative hours attempted) or financial aid will be denied.
Please Note: Students who receive a grade of incomplete because of studying abroad, independent learning courses, or for other reasons may fall below the 67 percent pace requirement. As a result, they may lose their financial aid eligibility until grades and hours earned have been posted for those courses.
Example 1: A student enrolled for 12 hours during a first semester of attendance but earned only six hours and had a GPA consistent with university graduation requirements. Although the necessary GPA has been met, pace was not maintained (six cumulative hours earned divided by 12 cumulative hours attempted equals 50 percent). This student would be placed on financial aid warning the following semester.
Example 2: The above student enrolled for and completed 14 hours during the warning semester with a GPA consistent with university graduation requirements. This student is now off financial aid warning because the student regained pace (20 cumulative hours earned divided by 26 cumulative hours attempted equals 76 percent).
Example 3: A student who just finished the warning semester has a pace of 65 percent and a GPA consistent with university graduation requirements. This student would not be eligible for financial aid because pace is not at 67 percent.