Satisfactory Academic Progress/Financial Aid
Federal and state regulations and Dominican College policy require that students maintain satisfactory academic progress to qualify for continued funding from federal sources (PELL, S.E.O.G., Perkins, N.S.L., Work-Study, William D. Ford Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS) and from state sources. The standards require that both quantitative (credits) and qualitative (G.P.A.) progress be demonstrated. Progress is monitored each year for federal aid and state aid.
Withdrawal from courses can adversely affect eligibility for aid, both during a semester and subsequently, and the Financial Aid Office should be contacted if course withdrawal is contemplated. Incompletes are considered non-credit-bearing by the Financial Aid Office until and unless a grade is posted in the subsequent term; thus, unresolved incompletes may also adversely affect a student's ability to meet the credit accumulation requirements. Repeating a course may have the same effect.
Leave of Absence - Before taking a leave of absence, a student should speak with a financial aid counselor. Further information about the retention of aid and eligibility is available in the Financial Aid Office.
Additional information regarding aid programs, eligibility criteria, application procedures, satisfactory academic progress standards, etc., as well as financial advising, is available in the Financial Aid Office. Students are strongly encouraged to visit the office to avail themselves of its services.