At the end
% of hours attempted**
that must be completed
Ineligible to receive financial aid
Medical technology majors will have SAP reviewed after each spring
Students who have completed 192 credits and/or 12 semesters with or
without the benefit of financial assistance are no longer eligible for
financial aid. If it is determined that a student has met the requirements
for his/her degree but did not apply for graduation, federal grant aid will
not be awarded.
* The number of semesters is based on an equivalency of full-time
enrollment (e.g. a student enrolled in six (6) credit hours has an equiva-
lency of .50 semester (6 credit hours/12 (full-time credits hours = .50).
Failure to Meet SAP Requirements Probation/Suspension
Any student who fails to meet SAP requirements will be placed on
financial aid probation for one semester. If at the end of the probation-
ary period the student does not meet the requirements for SAP, all aid
will be cancelled. In order to meet probation requirements students
must complete 90 percent of their attempted credits with a 2.0 or
better QPA for the semester. Students who are on probation are encour-
aged to seek academic and/or personal counseling. Counseling services
can provide the student with additional support, which may help allevi-
ate obstacles that hinder satisfactory academic progress. Students on
probation are further encouraged to consult with a financial aid
counselor prior to withdrawing from any classes or if midterm
grades are failures.
Students who fail to meet the requirements of probation are placed on
financial aid suspension.
Reinstatement of Aid
Aid may be reinstated on a probationary status by meeting the require-
ments for SAP or by an approved appeal. If aid is reinstated, a proba-
tionary status will remain in effect. A period of non-enrollment does not
reinstate aid eligibility.
Students who wish to appeal the suspension of financial aid eligibility
based on mitigating circumstances (e.g. severe illness, death of close
family member, severe injury, other traumatic experiences) may do so by
submitting a letter of appeal and supporting documentation to the
assistant vice president for student financial support and services within
ten 10 days of the date of notification that aid has been cancelled.
All appeals must:
Identify the mitigating circumstances that led to SAP not being
Provide supporting documentation, e.g. statement from the doctor,
death notice, etc.
Identify and have approved by the academic advisor and/or coun-
seling center personnel, a plan to correct academic deficiencies.
Must be signed by the student.
Include your Edinboro University of Pennsylvania identification
number, or social security number, and current address.
Must be legible.
The assistant vice president for student financial support and services
will notify the student of the decision to reinstate or deny aid. If
approved, conditions may apply. If the conditions are not satisfied, aid
may be denied in a subsequent term. As described in the federal regula-
tions, all decisions at this point are final.
All initial and subsequent appeals, supporting documentation and cor-
rective plans of action must be received within ten (10) days of notice.
The committee will not review incomplete and/or partial appeals. All
documentation is retained by the Office of Student Financial Support
and Services for audit purposes.
I. State Grants and Loans
Higher Education Assistance State Grants
The State Grant Programs were created to assist qualified students who
need financial assistance to attain a higher education. All grant awards
are based upon admission to Edinboro University and the need for finan-
cial assistance from the state where the student resides. High school sen-
iors can secure further information and application forms from their high
school guidance offices. In Pennsylvania the program is funded through
the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency; in Ohio through
the Ohio Board of Regents.
Federal Stafford Loans
A student may borrow as much as $2,625 a year for the first year of
study, $3,500 for the second year, and $5,500 a year for the last two
years from a bank or other financial institution. The federal government
will pay the interest while the student is enrolled in college if the fami-
ly demonstrates a need for the funds. Interested students should indicate
such on the F.A.F.S.A. application form. Stafford Loans are available to
students from all states. This loan program has been named in honor of
Congressman Robert Stafford.
Federal Parent Loans and Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
In order to assist parents in assuming their children's educational expens-
es, the Parent Loan program exists. The maximum amount a parent may
borrow for any one student in any academic year is the total cost of edu-
cation less other aid funds. Repayment with interest is required to begin
within 60 days after disbursement. Students and parents should inquire
at their local bank or financial institution for further information and
application forms. Graduate Students and Independent Students may
borrow through this program, at which point it is referred to as an unsub-
sidized loan for students.
for Undergraduate Students
First Year (0-23 credits)
Second Year (24-51 credits)
Third Year (52-83 credits)
Fourth Year (84-117 credits)
Additional Year (if needed)