An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.
Federal financial aid regulations require you to make "satisfactory academic progress" toward completing your degree in order to receive federal financial aid. This page and related links outline Marylhurst University's policy for determining how financial aid will be revoked if you fail to make satisfactory academic progress, and how you can appeal those decisions. Our satisfactory academic progress policy applies to all federal, state and institutional aid and to all enrolled students at Marylhurst University.
Marylhurst University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
We evaluate satisfactory academic progress at the end of each term. We require financial aid recipients to maintain the following standards of satisfactory progress:
- Complete the number of credits for which financial aid was received. For example, if you received aid for 6 credits, you must complete 6 credits. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive financial aid (defined at 6 credits for undergraduate students and 5 credits for graduate students).
- Undergraduate students: Maintain both a term and cumulative *2.00 GPA
- Graduate students: Maintain both a term and cumulative *3.00 GPA.
- Complete your degree in a timely manner.
* Please note that some students receiving named scholarships may be required to maintain a significantly higher GPA.
If you fail to meet any one of these standards, you will be classified as not making satisfactory academic progress.
Completing your degree in a timely manner
We expect full-time undergraduate students to complete a bachelor's degree in a maximum of five years or prior to reaching 150 percent of the number of credits required for their degree (270 quarter credits for a bachelor's degree). Students enrolled less than full time must complete a bachelor's degree in a maximum of seven years or prior to reaching 150 percent of the number of credits required for their degree (270 quarter credits for a bachelor's degree).
We expect graduate students to complete a master's degree within five years or prior to reaching 150 percent of the number of credits required for their degree.
Consequences of failure to meet satisfactory academic progress include: