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Enrollment Status

ENROLLMENT STATUS

Federal and state financial aid will be awarded based on the following enrollment criteria:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

12 or more credit hours = full-time

8 or more credit hours = full-time

9 - 11 credit hours = three-quarter time

6 - 7 credit hours = three-quarter time

6 - 8 credit hours = half-time

4 -5 credit hours = half-time

1-5 credit hours = less than half-time

1 - 3 credit hours = less than half-time

See the Financial Aid Programs chart for specific information on the enrollment criteria required for each program.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Federal regulations require that KentStateUniversity review the academic progress of the students who apply for and/or receive federal financial aid (see the Schedule of Classes for more detailed information).

Federal regulations require that KentStateUniversity review the academic progress of students who apply for and /or receive federal financial aid, whether they are a previous aid recipient or not. State Grant programs such as the Ohio Instructional Grant and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Authority Assistance Grant are governed by the Standards of Academic Progress established by the respective state.  All undergraduate students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and satisfactorily complete a minimum of 75% (60% if 0-29 hours earned) of the total hours attempted each awarding year to be eligible for federal student aid.  Undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree may be considered for financial aid to a maximum of 150 attempted hours.  Undergraduate students pursuing an associate degree may be considered for federal financial aid to a maximum of 80 attempted hours.

The following programs are affected by this policy:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Federal Nursing Loan Program
  • Federal Direct Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Student (PLUS)

Satisfactory academic progress will be checked prior to the initial receipt of financial aid at the end of each spring semester.  An evaluation may also be conducted after each semester prior to disbursement of loan funds.

Note: For complete information on the academic requirements necessary to maintain satisfactory academic progress, students should consult the Schedule of Classes booklet or

Click here to download the Kent State University Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Click here to download information on the Combined Program.

Click here to download Academic Progress forms.

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