Statement of Satisfactory
Full-time enrollment for financial aid purposes is enrollment in at least 12 hours per long semester (for example
Fall/Spring) or six hours per summer session. This could include May term, Summer 1, and/or Summer 2 for a
combination of 12 hours during the summer session. An undergraduate student must be enrolled in at least six
hours (half-time) during any long semester or combination of summer terms to be eligible for financial aid. Please
see a financial aid officer for details. An academic year equals two long semesters plus summer sessions. The May
Term is part of the summer session.
Satisfactory progress toward a degree includes all attempted hours at all institutions attended. Evaluation for
satisfactory academic progress by the Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid Office will be measured on HSU
coursework. Therefore, the cumulative grade point average/completion percentage is based on hours attempted at
HSU only. All hours, including transfer hours, are counted to determine the number of academic years completed.
The maximum time frame an undergraduate or graduate student can remain eligible for financial aid cannot
exceed 150% of the published length of the program. For instance, if the published length of an academic program
is 124 credit hours, the maximum time frame established by the school must not exceed 186 attempted credit
hours (that is, 124 x 1.5 = 186). This rule also applies to individual courses in the case of repeats. Therefore financial
aid may be received a maximum of two attempts for any one course. Attempted credits are any courses taken
regardless of outcome or repeat.
The maximum time frame in which a student may complete a master’s degree varies from program to program.
Please refer to the HSU Graduate Studies Catalog for the specified length of each program. Full-time enrollment
for financial aid purposes is enrollment in at least nine hours per semester or six hours per summer session. This
could include May term, Summer 1, and/or Summer 2 for a combination of 12 hours during the summer session.
The May Term is part of the summer session.
A half-time course load for a graduate student is defined as six hours per long semester; four hours in the summer
session. A half-time graduate student must complete 12 cumulative hours for each academic year completed.
Graduate students must meet the scholastic regulations established by the Graduate School of Hardin-Simmons
University with regard to the cumulative HSU grade point average required to be in good academic standing.