Statement of Satisfactory
Hardin-Simmons University has established the following minimum standards for “measurable satisfactory
academic progress” to meet federal, state, and institutional guidelines governing the administration of student
aid funds. Students must meet these standards to qualify for financial aid. Students’ records are evaluated each
semester to determine both the quantitative (hours completed) and qualitative (cumulative grade point average)
status relative to academic progress. In addition, students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
toward a degree to be eligible for financial aid.
• Noncredit remedial courses are not evaluated in the first semester attempted, but repeat attempts are
included in academic progress evaluation.
• While similar to financial aid standards, academic standards are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office each
semester and are administered separately from the Financial Aid Office. However, any student placed on
academic suspension is automatically placed on financial aid suspension.
• Withdrawing from the university in multiple long semesters (fall/spring) will result in a review of satisfactory
progress toward a degree. Students not demonstrating progress toward a degree are not eligible for financial
aid. Excessive dropping of courses will be monitored as well.
• Some financial aid programs require a minimum grade point average and enrollment status irrespective of
academic progress standards. Refer to the university catalog or elsewhere in this guide for information on
F I NANC I A L A I D WARN I NG
Students whose overall GPA/completion percentage fall below appropriate levels indicated above are placed on
financial aid warning for one long semester. Students are eligible for aid during the warning period but must meet
satisfactory standards by the end of the semester to avoid financial aid suspension. Students not meeting SAP at
the end of the warning period will be ineligible for financial aid and placed on financial aid suspension. A student
placed on warning may elect to submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for review. See the
appeals section on the following page for details on the requirements for an appeal.
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