Maintaining Eligibility

Maintaining Eligibility

Maintaining Your Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations require that schools monitor the academic progress of students. This policy applies to all students accepted into undergraduate programs pursuing an associate degree or technical diploma. It includes all periods of enrollment even if the student did not receive financial aid. Students can receive aid only for classes that are required for their program.

Mid-State satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid

To continue to receive financial assistance for each term, a student must progress toward the attainment of a degree or diploma in an approved program by meeting the following standards:

  • GPA — Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Pace — Complete 67 percent of all classes ever attempted at Mid-State Technical College.
    • Note: Attempted credits must include withdrawals (W), incompletes (IC), in-progress (IP) repetitions (R) and transfer credits (TR). Due to the cumulative nature of these requirements, it is very important that students carefully consider the impact of adding or dropping a class.
  • Maximum timeframe — Successfully complete the program before attempting more than 150 percent of the credits required for graduation. Example: A student enrolled in a program that requires 68 credits for graduation would no longer be eligible for aid after reaching 102 credits (68 credits x 150% = 102). At that point, a Financial Aid Career plan may be an option.

Financial Aid Warning

If students do not meet the above standards, they will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester to allow them to get back in good standing. During that warning semester, students are still eligible for financial aid but must meet the standards at the end of the term or face suspension from financial aid. Students on warning are strongly encouraged to utilize support services provided by Mid-State—such as the Learning Commons, tutoring, and counseling—to help them be successful.

Financial Aid Suspension

Students who do not meet the above standards after the warning term will be suspended from receiving future financial aid. If there are extenuating circumstances, students have the right to submit a Petition for Reinstatement for one semester.

Questions?

If you have any questions about maintaining your financial aid eligibility, email financial.aid@mstc.edu or call Mid-State's Financial Aid office at 715.422.5300.