To maintain eligibility for federal student assistance, students must maintain progress in their academic programs. Progress has both qualitative and quantitative aspects: that is, the student must be attaining acceptable grades over a limited time period in order to complete his or her academic objective. The school is responsible for establishing the specific requirements for satisfactory academic performance, tracking their students’ progress, and enforcing the consequences of unsatisfactory progress.
Related topics in this Index: Student Eligibility; Administrative Capability
U.S. Code, Title 20—Education Chapter 28—Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance Subchapter IV—Student Assistance > Part F—General Provisions Relating to Student Assistance Programs § 1091(c) Student eligibility [HEA § 484(c)]
U.S. Code, Title 20—Education Chapter 28—Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance Subchapter IV—Student Assistance > Part H—Program Integrity, Subpart 3—Eligibility and Certification Procedures § 1099c Eligibility and certification procedures [HEA § 498]
(Un)Fulfilling Requirements Satisfactory Academic Progress and its Impact on First-Generation, Low-Income, Asian American Students (Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs)
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Relationship between standards for Title IV recipients and institutional policy for non-Title IV recipients
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