This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies. For the most current information, please visit www.gpc.edu/finaid.
Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on financial aid probation. If the cumulative grade point average is below the minimum, the student is no longer eligible for financial aid. The hours used in calculating the cumulative grade point average include transfer hours.
Georgia Perimeter College offers two-year degrees that require approximately 60 semester hours to graduate. Applying the 150% rule, the maximum credit hours (excluding Learning Support courses and English as a Second Language courses) that a student can attempt at Georgia Perimeter College and receive federal and state financial aid are 90 semester credits (60 credits in a program of study x 150%). Once the student earns 60 semester credits, the student is considered to have earned the equivalent of an associate's degree. For a student to be making progress toward graduation, he or she must complete 67% of the courses attempted.
The Financial Aid office monitors students' progress and will cancel all financial aid once a student has earned 60 semester credits or completed less than 67% of attempted coursework. Students who wish to earn a second associate's degree may request that their eligibility be extended to a maximum of 120 attempted semester hours or 90 earned hours, whichever comes first. If a student takes courses that are not required for the first or second degree, the student may be liable for all financial aid received for the ineligible courses.
Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Evaluation
A student's academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester. Once the Financial Aid office has determined that a student is not making SAP, the office will attempt to notify the student in writing. Notification from the Financial Aid office is not a requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with SAP and monitor his or her own progress each semester to protect financial aid eligibility.