Satisfactory Academic Progress

To be eligible for federal student aid, a student must show academic progress toward a stated degree goal. A student's academic progress is checked at the end of each semester. Students will receive a warning notification if they are in danger of losing their financial aid. The student must meet the following standards of academic progress:

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A student must meet the University's minimum academic GPA requirement for the student's respective academic class level. The institutional GPA minimums are as follows:

  • Minimum Cumulative Institutional Financial Aid Grade Point Average (GPA) for Undergrad programs: 2.0
  • Minimum Cumulative Institutional Financial Aid Grade Point Average (GPA) for Graduate programs: 3.0

Hours Completed/Hours Attempted Comparison

A student must pass 67 percent of all work attempted at UNA and other institutions. All hours attempted, including hours which may have been dropped or for which the applicant did not receive a passing grade, are also included in this calculation. Additionally, terms from which the applicant may have completely withdrawn are also included in this calculation. There is no academic forgiveness of course hours attempted for federal calculation purposes, even though a student may apply for and receive the benefit of the University's Repeat/Recompute or Second Chance Provision.

Maximum Time Frame

Student financial aid is available for up to 150% of the number of hours required to complete degree requirements. Students are allowed a maximum of 180 hours to complete first undergraduate degree requirements. The number of hours allowed to complete graduate degree requirements varies by program and the number of hours requires to complete degree requirements. Students are allowed a maximum of 224 hours to complete a second undergraduate degree (combination of first and second undergraduate degree hours).

For more information on this policy, you may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (256) 765-4278.

If your aid has been suspended you may:

Submit an online appeal

Print and deliver an appeal to our office