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Institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs are required by the U.S. Department of Education to establish institutional policies, which define satisfactory academic progress. All students who received federal, state or institutional financial assistance as well as federal or private loans at the University of South Carolina Upstate are expected to maintain satisfactory progress towards completion of their programs of study in a reasonable period of time. The University of South Carolina Upstate Financial Aid Office has approved the following policy. Undergraduate students are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress if they:
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is measured annually by the Financial Aid Office. This measurement occurs at the conclusion of each Spring semester once grades are reported. If a student attends summer school they will also be reviewed at the end of the summer sessions. Failure to meet the above SAP standards will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. Students who are ineligible for Financial Aid due to not meeting satisfactory academic requirements must submit a written appeal to the Financial Aid Office in order to have their eligibility reinstated. An appeal will be approved and a status of ‘Probation’ assigned if the appeal meets one of the two conditions below:
If a student fails to meet regular SAP eligibility or meet the conditions of their academic plan the student is ineligible to receive aid. Second Degree or Certificate Students:Students seeking a second degree or teacher certification with an undergraduate degree arerequired to appeal. The student must explain why a second degree or career change is required, be accepted by the school or division to which the student is applying, and have an anticipated graduation date determined by the faculty advisor. For more information,contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by calling 864-503-5340 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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