To be eligible for financial aid at Emmaus Bible College, students must maintain SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS, a federal requirement composed of three parts: 1) a minimum number of credits completed; 2) a minimum grade point average; and 3) a maximum time frame.
Students who receive financial aid at Emmaus Bible College must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in an eligible degree or certificate program. The academic progress policy applies to any period of attendance at Emmaus even though financial aid may not have been received.
The chart below indicates the number of credits that must be completed each semester.
If you are enrolled in:
You must complete:
You will be placed on Warning Status if you complete:
You will be placed on Suspension Status if you complete:
12 or more credits
Less than 6 credits
Three Quarter Time
Less than 5 credits
Less that 3 credits
Students carrying fewer than 6 credits are expected to complete all credits. If all credits are not completed, the student will be on Warning Status. Students must also maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. If no credits are completed or the cumulative GPA is below 2.0, the student will be on Suspension Status.
Sometimes the inability to maintain academic progress is due to circumstances beyond the student’s control. A student in this situation may request reinstatement of financial aid by submitting an Academic Progress Petition to the Financial Aid Office. However, no aid will be awarded retroactively for a semester in which the student was on Suspension Status. If the appeal is approved, the student is placed on Warning Status for one semester.
Students on Suspension Status are not entitled to financial aid. If a student does not successfully appeal their Suspension Status, they can reinstate eligibility by paying their own tuition for at least one semester at Emmaus and enrolling in (within one semester) and completing a minimum of 6 credits with a 2.0 semester GPA AND earning a 2.0 cumulative GPA. If a student chooses to enroll for more than 6 credits, he/she must complete the required number of credits for that enrollment status - see enrollment chart.
Incomplete grades do not count toward credits completed. The student placed on Warning or Suspension Status because of incomplete classes may request to have their Warning or Suspension status re-evaluated when the classes are completed. Example: A student enrolls for 12 credits fall semester and receives all incomplete grades. The student would be on suspension status and not eligible for aid spring semester. If the student completes the courses (incompletes) by the end of spring semester (and is enrolled in other classes spring semester), he/she may be eligible to receive financial aid for spring semester. If the incompletes were not completed before the end of spring semester, no financial aid could be awarded for spring semester.
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