Federal regulations require Drury University to establish a satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy to ensure all students receiving financial aid are making reasonable progress towards completing their degree. Students who fail to make progress will be suspended from receiving financial aid.
Satisfactory academic progress is defined as passing a required number of hours and achieving a required grade point average (GPA) during a reasonable period of time. Academic records of financial aid recipients are reviewed at the end of each semester in which they are enrolled to determine academic progress.
Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement
Cumulative GPA requirements for Drury students are listed below. Notification of probation serves as a warning that a student is not making satisfactory progress toward a degree and that unless the quality of work improves they will be subject to suspension from the University.
|Hours Earned||Minimum GPA Required|
|0 – 29||1.6|
|30 – 59||1.8|
|60 or above||2.0|
Academic Progress – Pace
Students are no longer eligible for financial aid once they have attempted more than 150% of the credits required for the major in which they are currently enrolled. For example, if a bachelor’s degree requires 124 credit hours, the limit for maximum attempted hours would be 186.
Withdrawals, Repeats and Incomplete Grades
Transfer courses accepted by Drury University are included when calculating pace and maximum attempted hours. Overall GPA of transfer hours may be applicable if SMART and/or Academic Competiveness Grant (ACG) are available to students.
Students under academic suspension are not eligible to receive financial aid and are not eligible to appeal until they have been reinstated to the University. Reinstatement to the University does not guarantee financial aid eligibility or appeal approval.
Automatic Termination of Aid Eligibility
Failure to meet requirements of satisfactory academic progress or default on a federally funded student loan will result in automatic termination of aid eligibility.
Students cannot reestablish aid eligibility by sitting out a semester. Students should be able to reestablish eligibility and satisfy SAP requirements by enrolling in one or more semesters, and complete the course(s) successfully without the assistance of financial aid.