Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
Students who receive ?nancial aid while attending the University must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to continue to be eligible for ?nancial aid funding. SAP is measured at the end of each academic year or its equivalent. SAP will be checked after each semester for students enrolled in certificate programs that are expected to be completed in under a year. This measure, and the rules of academic probation for ?nancial aid, may be different from the rules of academic progress and probation imposed by individual academic departments. For ?nancial aid purposes, a student maintains satisfactory academic progress if he/she:
- Maintains at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for undergraduate and professional programs, and at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average for graduate students
- Successfully completes at least 67% of the total cumulative hours attempted
- Successful completion is based on the total number of earned credits divided by the total number of attempted credits. Earned credits for a course cannot be counted more than once. Grades of F (failure), W (withdraw) or I (incomplete) are attempted credit hours but do not count as earned credit hours.
- Not exceed 150% of the normal number of credits needed to complete his/her academic program.
A student who fails to meet SAP has the right to appeal and may be placed on ?nancial aid probation for the next semester of enrollment, and may continue to receive ?nancial aid during that semester. At the end of the probationary semester, if the student has not raised his/her academic performance to meet the measures described above, all further disbursements of ?nancial aid will be withheld.
Financial Aid Probation
A student who fails to meet SAP has the right to appeal and may be placed on financial aid probation for the next semester of enrollment, and may continue to receive financial aid during that semester. At the end of the probationary semester, if the student has not raised his/her academic performance to meet the measures described above, all further disbursements of financial aid will be withheld.
University of the Sciences funds are a combination of endowed institutional funds, the income from which is allocated exclusively for support of students, and University funds in the form of grants and loans for students who require supplemental financial assistance.
Merit scholarships and merit grants are available to entering students and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence in high school and comparative scores on the SAT or the ACT. The determination of these awards is made by the Admission Of?ce. Renewal of these awards is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress for undergraduate full-time study.
The determination of these awards is made by the Admission Of?ce. Renewal of these awards is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress for a student’s undergraduate years, and do not apply to professional coursework. Students who entered USciences prior to the 2018-19 school year may receive scholarship funding for maximum of four years of full-time study.
University of the Sciences (USciences) is grateful to its many contributors and benefactors who value the educational opportunities that we offer. In order to provide the maximum ?nancial support to all of our students, USciences provides a generous merit award program. It is USciences practice to acknowledge the generosity of our donors by attaching the name of the donor who provided the funds. Consideration for need-based awards is determined by the Of?ce of Financial Aid on an individual basis, thereby allowing maximum ?exibility in judging students’ eligibility and the amounts to be awarded. There is no formal application process.