Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients meet certain academic standards to be eligible for federal financial aid. To ensure financial aid recipients are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each term to determine eligibility for the next term. All terms of attendance are reviewed, including periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. The following guidelines have been established by Lincoln Christian University.

Minimum Grade Point Average

With the exception of undergraduate students enrolled in the Certificate program (which allows a 1.0 GPA throughout), the following sliding scale of minimum GPA applies to all students:

After 1 semester 1.50
After 2 semesters 1.75
After 3 semesters 2.00
Graduate students 2.50
Minimum Credit Completion Requirement

A student must have earned 67% of the total hours attempted to be considered eligible for financial aid. Undergraduate and graduate credits cannot be commingled.

Transfer hours will be included in hours attempted. The phrase "hours attempted" is defined as the sum of the hours for all LCU courses and transfer courses for which registration charges were incurred. This includes "W" courses for which no refund was given.

Maximum Time Frame Requirement

Eligibility is terminated at point when total hours attempted equals 150% of the total degree hour (i.e. 130 hours required x 150% = 195 maximum allowable hours). Students will be suspended as soon as it is mathematically not possible to graduate within the 150% timeframe.

Financial Aid Warning and Suspension

Recipients are placed on financial aid warning for the next semester of enrollment when they fail to meet the GPA and Credit Completion requirement.

Students are suspended from receiving financial aid if they do not meet the SAP by the end of their warning term. A student may make a written appeal to the Financial Aid Committee if the minimum GPA or Credit Completion requirement is not met. Appeal forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. Part of the appeal process is establishing an academic plan with their advisor. If appeal is granted, a student will be on Financial Aid Probation and will be granted one additional semester of financial aid unless satisfactory academic progress is re-established or the student has successfully followed the academic plan.

Students on financial aid suspension will not receive any form of federal, state, or LCU financial aid (grants, scholarships, student loans, student employment). Financial aid eligibility may be reinstated when all requirements of SAP are met.

Students suspended from receiving financial aid are not eligible for a financial aid deferment. This suspension pertains only to financial aid and does not prevent you from enrolling and paying for classes on your own.

Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients meet certain academic standards to be eligible for federal financial aid. To ensure financial aid recipients are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each term to determine eligibility for the next term. All terms of attendance are reviewed, including periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. The following guidelines have been established by Lincoln Christian University.

Minimum Grade Point Average

With the exception of undergraduate students enrolled in the Certificate program (which allows a 1.0 GPA throughout), the following sliding scale of minimum GPA applies to all students:

After 1 semester 1.50
After 2 semesters 1.75
After 3 semesters 2.00
Graduate students 2.50
Minimum Credit Completion Requirement

A student must have earned 67% of the total hours attempted to be considered eligible for financial aid. Undergraduate and graduate credits cannot be commingled.

Transfer hours will be included in hours attempted. The phrase "hours attempted" is defined as the sum of the hours for all LCU courses and transfer courses for which registration charges were incurred. This includes "W" courses for which no refund was given.

Maximum Time Frame Requirement

Eligibility is terminated at point when total hours attempted equals 150% of the total degree hour (i.e. 130 hours required x 150% = 195 maximum allowable hours). Students will be suspended as soon as it is mathematically not possible to graduate within the 150% timeframe.

Financial Aid Warning and Suspension

Recipients are placed on financial aid warning for the next semester of enrollment when they fail to meet the GPA and Credit Completion requirement.

Students are suspended from receiving financial aid if they do not meet the SAP by the end of their warning term. A student may make a written appeal to the Financial Aid Committee if the minimum GPA or Credit Completion requirement is not met. Appeal forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. Part of the appeal process is establishing an academic plan with their advisor. If appeal is granted, a student will be on Financial Aid Probation and will be granted one additional semester of financial aid unless satisfactory academic progress is re-established or the student has successfully followed the academic plan.

Students on financial aid suspension will not receive any form of federal, state, or LCU financial aid (grants, scholarships, student loans, student employment). Financial aid eligibility may be reinstated when all requirements of SAP are met.

Students suspended from receiving financial aid are not eligible for a financial aid deferment. This suspension pertains only to financial aid and does not prevent you from enrolling and paying for classes on your own.

Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients meet certain academic standards to be eligible for federal financial aid. To ensure financial aid recipients are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each term to determine eligibility for the next term. All terms of attendance are reviewed, including periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. The following guidelines have been established by Lincoln Christian University.

Minimum Grade Point Average

With the exception of undergraduate students enrolled in the Certificate program (which allows a 1.0 GPA throughout), the following sliding scale of minimum GPA applies to all students:

After 1 semester 1.50
After 2 semesters 1.75
After 3 semesters 2.00
Graduate students 2.50
Minimum Credit Completion Requirement

A student must have earned 67% of the total hours attempted to be considered eligible for financial aid. Undergraduate and graduate credits cannot be commingled.

Transfer hours will be included in hours attempted. The phrase "hours attempted" is defined as the sum of the hours for all LCU courses and transfer courses for which registration charges were incurred. This includes "W" courses for which no refund was given.

Maximum Time Frame Requirement

Eligibility is terminated at point when total hours attempted equals 150% of the total degree hour (i.e. 130 hours required x 150% = 195 maximum allowable hours). Students will be suspended as soon as it is mathematically not possible to graduate within the 150% timeframe.

Financial Aid Warning and Suspension

Recipients are placed on financial aid warning for the next semester of enrollment when they fail to meet the GPA and Credit Completion requirement.

Students are suspended from receiving financial aid if they do not meet the SAP by the end of their warning term. A student may make a written appeal to the Financial Aid Committee if the minimum GPA or Credit Completion requirement is not met. Appeal forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. Part of the appeal process is establishing an academic plan with their advisor. If appeal is granted, a student will be on Financial Aid Probation and will be granted one additional semester of financial aid unless satisfactory academic progress is re-established or the student has successfully followed the academic plan.

Students on financial aid suspension will not receive any form of federal, state, or LCU financial aid (grants, scholarships, student loans, student employment). Financial aid eligibility may be reinstated when all requirements of SAP are met.

Students suspended from receiving financial aid are not eligible for a financial aid deferment. This suspension pertains only to financial aid and does not prevent you from enrolling and paying for classes on your own.