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Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Policy Effective Fall 2010, As a condition of receiving financial aid at Kaua'i Community College students must demonstrate and maintain statisfactory academic progress towards the achievement of an associate degree or certificate. Highlighted below are major elements of the policy. View and/or Print a Copy of the Policy

Eligibility Requirements
buttonClassified students enrolled in courses applicable to their primary major
buttonMaintain a cumulative and current grade point average of 2.0
button Complete at least 70% of all attempted credits at the end of each semester

Time Limitation
A maximum timeframe of 150% of the number of credits required for degree or certificate completion. Example: Associate of Arts Degree = 60 credits, 90 credits maximum aid eligibility

Grades & Dropped Courses
button The following grades are considered as credits attempted but not earned: F, N, NC, W, and I. An "I"ncomplete grade wil be calculated as no credit until it reverts to a letter grade and is posted to the student's academic record
button Repeated courses will count towards total attempted hours
buttonDropped classes after the erase period (3rd week of a semester) are counted in total attempted hours
buttonAny student who receives ALL failing grades will be placed on suspension the following semester
buttonCredit by exam courses will not count in a student's total enrollment for financial aid purposes

buttonStudents who do not meet the eligibility requirements listed above
buttonWhile on probation a student may receive financial aid
button During the probationay semester a student must earn ALL credits attempted and maintain or achieve a semester GPA of 2.0
buttonStudents will remain on continued probation until the cumulative GPA is at least 2.0

SUSPENSION   Appeal Form
buttonFails to achieve the minimum 2.0 GPA, or does not earn ALL credits attempted during a probationary semester
button Financial aid cannot be reinstated for any student who earned 150% of the credits required for their major
buttonStudents who do not successfully complete any (no passing grades) of their courses (all F, W, and/or N) in a semester

Students who have not enrolled in courses at Kauai CC in five or more years and are on financial aid suspension during their previous attendance will automatically be put on probation during their returning semester. Students are required to meet the requirements for probation removal.

Appeal Procedure:
A student may appeal their status by completing an appeal form.

Appeals will only be considered for the following reasons:

1. enrolled in remedial level classes
2. extended personal illness/injury
3. death in the family
4. reasons other tan medial (i.e. military activation)

Appeal Deadline : by the last day of the erase period, 3 weeks into the semester, see college calendar for exact dates.

Academic and related financial aid events
Several recommended websites to apply and search for scholarships
FA Policies
Academic progress, federal repayment, and distance classes
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