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Any grade forgiveness granted from the Academic Restart Program/Grade Forgiveness does not apply to the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. When calculating a student’s satisfactory academic progress for financial aid, all grades earned from all previous enrollment periods will be considered. Whether a student is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress depends on successful completion of courses (credit hours earned), cumulative grade point average (GPA), and maximum time limits to complete his or her course of study. Students must meet all of these requirements to maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid. Grade Point Average Requirement—To be eligible for financial aid at NCC, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. If a student repeats a course, the last grade issued will be used in the calculation of the GPA. Grades received in developmental courses are not used in the calculation of the GPA. Courses for which the student has been granted grade forgiveness from the Academic Restart Program/Grade Forgiveness are included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. Completion Rate Requirement (Pace)—Each semester, a student’s academic progress will be measured by comparing the number of attempted credit hours with the credit hours earned. On a cumulative basis, a student must earn 67% of all credits ever attempted to maintain satisfactory academic progress. The following are considered when evaluating a student’s satisfactory academic progress: • Withdrawals, incompletes, and failures are considered attempted but not earned credits. • Passing credits received for pass/fail courses are considered attempted and earned credits; failing grades in pass/fail courses are considered attempted but not earned. • Credits for repeated courses will be counted as attempted credits each time the course is repeated. • Credits for repeated courses will be counted as earned only once. For a repeated course, only the last grade issued will be used in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. • Courses for which the student has been granted grade forgiveness from the Academic Restart Program/Grade Forgiveness are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours. • Audited courses are not considered credits attempted or earned. • Developmental courses are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned credits. • Transfer credits, including those received during consortium study, do not count in the calculation of the GPA, but they are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned credits. • For an enrolled student who changes programs or majors at NCC, both the credits and grades from the previous program or major will be included in the calculation of attempted credits, earned credits, and cumulative GPA. Maximum Time Frame Requirement—A student will not be eligible to receive financial aid once the student has attempted more than 150 percent of the normal credits required for their degree or diploma program, or once it becomes clear that the student cannot mathematically finish the program within the 150% maximum time frame. For example, 90 credit hours would be the 150% program maximum for a program requiring 60 credit hours for graduation. All attempted hours are counted, including transfer hours, whether or not financial aid was received or the course work was successfully completed. The 150% requirement may be applied to the student’s entire academic career, not just to the student’s current program or major. Evaluation of Academic Progress—A student’s satisfactory academic progress is evaluated after each term of the academic year. At that time, a student will either be in good standing, be placed on financial aid warning, or be placed on financial aid suspension for future enrollment periods. The student must meet all three progress requirements (completion rate, cumulative GPA, and be within the maximum time frame) to remain in good standing. Students will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office if they are placed on warning status or suspension status for financial aid. Financial Aid Warning Status (referred to as Probation prior to Fall 2011)—A student is eligible to receive financial aid for one payment period (semester/term) while on a financial aid warning status. The first term a student fails to maintain the academic and/or completion requirements listed above they will be placed on Financial Aid Warning at NCC. The student will remain on Financial Aid Warning until the end of the next term. At the end of the next term, the student’s progress will be reviewed. The warning semester is meant to inform the student of potential academic problems and provide time for corrective action. If a student does not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards after the warning period, suspension status or academic plan status (due to a successful appeal) would be imposed. EXCEPTION: A student who fails to earn any credit hours in a term will be placed on suspension immediately (skipping the warning status). Financial Aid Suspension Status—A student who is placed on suspension will not be eligible to receive aid and must pay tuition and fees in future terms. Suspension status will prevent the student from receiving financial aid, including but not limited to, any Title IV, state, or institutional financial assistance. A student will be suspended from financial aid at NCC if: 1. At the end of a period of warning, the student has not met the satisfactory academic progress requirements; or 2. At the end of an Academic Plan, the student has not met the satisfactory academic progress requirements; or 3. At the end of an enrollment period the student did not follow the terms of their Academic Plan; or 4. At the end of a period of suspension, the student has not met the satisfactory academic progress requirements; or 5. At the end of any term the student has missing or incomplete grades; or 6. At the end of any term the student fails to earn any credit hours during a term; or 7. At the end of a period where it is determined that the student is not meeting, or is mathematically unable to meet, the Maximum Time Frame (150%) requirement; or 8. At any time a student exhibits abuse of receipt of financial aid, fraudulent activity, or falsification of information or signatures. 21 College Information


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