Federal and state regulations require that all students maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be eligible to receive financial aid. The purpose of this requirement is to encourage all students to progress steadily at a reasonable rate toward graduation. The policy includes a qualitative measure- cumulative GPA and course completion rate, and a quantitative measure- maximum time frame to complete a degree. If you fail to meet these standards, you will be placed on financial aid warning or suspension.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. See: U. S. Department of Education - FERPA. Educational institutions receiving funds under programs administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education are bound by FERPA regulations. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld.
A few key components of the law include: