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Eligibility & Responsibilities

Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress 

Federal and state regulations require students receiving financial aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as defined by the institution to receive financial assistance. At HCC, federal student aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, the North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship, and the North Carolina Community College Grant. According to federal regulations, the school’s SAP Policy must include (1) a qualitative measure (2) a quantitative measure and (3) a maximum time frame for completion of program. These measures are cumulative and include all periods of enrollment, including transfer hours from other schools, and periods for which the student did not receive funds from Title IV programs. 

HCC’s Institutional Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy: 

The Financial Aid Office (FAO) evaluates the student’s SAP at the time of financial aid application, and at the end of each semester. A student is considered to be making SAP when the following three conditions are met: 

  1. Student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. (Qualitative Standard) 
  2. Student has completed at least 67% of all credit hours attempted at the end of the designated increment of the academic year. (Quantitative Standard) 
  3. Student has completed his/her program of study within the 150% maximum time frame. (Maximum Time Frame) 

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