All students at Auburn University at Montgomery who receive federal financial aid must make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their degrees within a reasonable period of time. AUM’s standing committee on financial aid has approved the following standards defining satisfactory progress, in accordance with regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Satisfactory Academic Progress status will be determined at the end of the spring semester each year.
An undergraduate student is considered to be making satisfactory progress if he or she meets the following:
In order to meet the required qualitative measure, students must maintain a minimum overall AUM GPA based on the chart below:
Transfer credit and remedial course credit are not included in the GPA calculation.
In order to maintain measurable progress toward the completion of their degrees, students must successfully complete the percent of all credit hours attempted at Auburn University at Montgomery and transfer hours accepted by AUM as indicated below:
Percentiles may be rounded using normal rounding rules. Hours attempted include repeated courses, remedial courses, dropped courses, withdrawals, and incomplete courses.
At Auburn University at Montgomery, reasonable length of time for the completion of a degree program is defined as no more than 150 percent of the normal timeframe required to complete a degree program. Course work that transfers will adjust the timeframe accordingly.
Students seeking second bachelor degrees, students with double majors, and students changing majors are monitored like any other undergraduate students under this policy.
Graduate students are considered to be making satisfactory progress if he or she meets the following:
A student failing to meet the SAP Policy requirements may regain financial aid eligibility for future terms once all components of the policy are again met.
A student not meeting SAP Policy requirements has the option of appealing the suspension of financial aid. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate any appeal. Academic reinstatement by the Registrar’s Office or the Office of Admissions does not constitute reinstatement of federal aid eligibility.
If extenuating circumstances are involved, the student may submit an appeal letter. Appeals are reviewed based on documentable extenuating circumstances impacting academic performance. Extenuating circumstances are considered to be past events that are no longer barriers to academic progress that were beyond the student’s control. Appeals received without the inclusion of extenuating circumstances and what has changed will automatically be denied. Circumstances related to the typical adjustment to college life are not considered as extenuating for purposes of appealing suspension of financial aid.
To submit an appeal, the student must document the extenuating or special circumstance(s) and indicate what has changed that will allow the student to meet the conditions by the next evaluation. Follow the instructions below to appeal:
Appeals are reviewed and processed on a case-by-case basis, and the result of the appeal may lead to a denial. All decisions are final. An email notification will be sent to the student’s AUM email address to inform the student of the decision.
A student approved after review of their written appeal will be placed in probationary status and will be allowed to receive financial aid for one semester. The student will be provided with academic requirements that must be attained during the semester in which the approval is granted. If the requirements for the semester are met, the student may submit another appeal for the following semester. Failure to meet the conditions outlined will result in a loss of continued aid eligibility and an automatic denial on all future appeals for reinstatement.
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