2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Drury University Policies Regarding Financial Aid

Eligibility for Drury Grants and Scholarships

Please check with the Director of your program of study for possible available aid.  Also, check the Financial Aid webpage for possible scholarship opportunities.

Renewal of Financial Aid

All students receiving any type of federal (Title IV Funds) aid must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually.  This is completed at www.fafsa.ed.  

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid

Federal legislation governing the administration of the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and the Federal PLUS Loan Program requires that eligible institutions define and enforce standards of progress for students receiving financial aid. To comply with the legislation standards of “Satisfactory Academic Progress” have been established at Drury University to ensure all students receiving financial aid are making reasonable progress toward completion of their degree. All recipients of financial aid are subject to these standards for renewal of their financial aid. 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 and maintaining a required 3.0 grade point average (GPA). Pace is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of credit hours completed by the cumulative number of credit hours attempted per semester. Students must maintain a pace equal to 67% of their cumulative hours completed per semester.


Students who fail to meet the standards of SAP have the option to submit an appeal if being placed on probation is a result of extenuating circumstances.  Appeals are reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeal.  Go to www.drury.edu/financial-aid, click on Resources and follow directions to submit the appeal. The Financial Aid Appeal committee will review the written appeal. The decision of the committee shall be final.