Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

If you want to continue to receive federal and state aid, make sure you stay eligible by doing the following:

  • Maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA): a GPA of at least 2.00 for undergraduate students and at least 3.00 for graduate students.
  • Complete enough classes to maintain an acceptable pace towards successfully completing your degree. All students must complete at least 67 percent of all courses attempted at any college attended.
  • Complete your program within the maximum time frame allowed.
    • For the first degree, undergraduate students at Georgia State University may attempt a maximum of 180 hours. Graduate students at Georgia State University may attempt a maximum of 90 hours.
    • For the second degree, undergraduate students at Georgia State University may attempt a maximum of 90 hours. Graduate students at Georgia State University may attempt a maximum of 45 hours.

The following could affect your ability to maintain the SAP standards for GPA, pace towards completion and time frame:

  • Class withdrawals - Pace and time frame can be affected.
  • Repeated coursework - Pace and time frame can be affected.
  • Change of major - Time frame can be affected.
  • Failing class - GPA, pace and time frame can be affected.
  • Transfer credits from another school - Time frame can be affected.
  • Incomplete coursework - Pace can be affected.
  • Academic Renewal - Pace and time frame can be affected.
  • Remedial coursework – Pace and GPA can be affected.