Policy: Satisfactory Academic Progress & Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degrees in order to remain eligible for both federal and Trinity funds. To make satisfactory academic progress, undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. All students must complete at least two-thirds of attempted credits. In addition, satisfactory academic progress is also measured by completion of attempted credits according to a schedule not to exceed 150% of the credits necessary for a degree.

The Office of Student Financial Services reviews the academic progress of financial aid recipients once each academic year at the end of the spring semester. In the event that a student fails to meet the satisfactory academic progress criteria in a particular year, the student will not be eligible for financial aid for the following fall semester. The summer term is considered a make-up term. Students may enroll for summer to regain satisfactory academic progress for the fall semester.

Students may appeal a determination of unsatisfactory academic progress. The Office of Student Financial Services will provide information about the appeal process to the affected students. If an appeal is unsuccessful and the student is still considered to be making unsatisfactory progress, the student may not receive financial aid until she or he is considered to be in good academic standing.