- Must have completed with a passing grade: A,B, C, D: 67% of all OCC credits attempted.
A review is made when students have attempted 11 or more credit hours, and
|Credit hours for which the student is enrolled:
||Pace of Progression (Completion % Calculation)
||Credit hours in which the student must earn a passing grade:
||12 X .67
||15 X .67
||18 X .67
||21 X .67
||24 X .67
- Must have an OCC overall GPA of at least 2.00 after 12 or more attempted credits of
enrollment at OCC, or have not attempted any credits at OCC, and
- Student must be working toward a degree/certificate at OCC in order to receive financial
aid. A financial aid academic plan may be required and must be followed by the student.
High school dual enrollment, high school guest, and college guest students are not
eligible for financial aid, and
- A class taken and passed with a grade of D- or better may be taken ONLY one more time
with financial aid funds.
- Students may receive financial aid for a maximum of 30 remedial/developmental credits
(see list below). ESL coursework does not count toward 30 remedial/developmental credits.
|APM-8110 (3 crs)
||ASC-1070 (2 crs)
||CHE-0950 (4 crs)
||CNS-1100 (1 cr)
||CNS-1160 (2 crs)
|ENG-1060 (6 crs)
||MAT-1070 (3 crs)
||MAT-1100 (4 crs)
||MAT-1125 (4 crs)
||MAT-1150 (4 crs)
Any student who has attempted 150 percent of the published (See OCC catalog) length
of their specific program/major (as measured in credit hours) is not considered to
be making academic progress, and therefore, is ineligible for financial aid funds.
(Example: Liberal Arts 62 credit hours x 150% = 93 credit hours) Transfer credit hours
are counted toward the maximum eligibility.
Attempted credit hours include earned marks of A, B, C, and D, and unearned marks
of F, N, I, W, WS (formerly WF or WP), and CP. Classes elected for Audit, or credits
earned through CLEP testing will not be considered when determining eligibility for
financial aid. Students who received N grades (non-attendance) will have their financial
aid recalculated. Example: A student enrolls and receives financial aid based on 12
credits. The student does not attend a 4-credit hour class and remains enrolled in
8 credit hours. The financial aid will be recalculated based on the remaining 8 credit
hours and the student will be billed. A student who fails to meet the satisfactory
academic progress requirements will be notified by OCC email. The email will direct
the student to a copy of their academic record. It will also inform them regarding
the procedures required to submit an appeal.
Upon reaching 73 credit hours, students are approaching unsatisfactory academic progress
and will need to appeal to be considered for future financial aid.
A student who does not meet the eligibility requirements due to special or extenuating
circumstances may appeal. Extenuating circumstances considered for an appeal include
personal illness or accident, serious illness or death of an immediate family member,
or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the student. All appeals must
be typed using the form that can be found on the website under Financial Aid Forms,
and include appropriate supporting documentation explaining the reasons for the unsatisfactory
academic performance. A committee will review each appeal and make decisions on a
case-by-case basis. Students are allowed only two approvals of unsatisfactory progress
while attending OCC. Approval of the appeal is not guaranteed. All decisions are final.
The submission of an appeal does not guarantee reinstatement of financial aid. Your
appeal letter must:
- Explain the circumstances that caused you to fail to make satisfactory academic progress
- Describe the actions taken by you to prevent future recurrences of the lack of satisfactory
- Justify your attempt to take over 150% of the credit hour required for your program
and explain taking the additional courses and state your expected educational objective.
Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility
A student who has been terminated from financial aid may be reinstated when the student
has taken, without financial aid funds, enough credits to meet the eligibility requirements.
The student will be reinstated without probation. If a student has been awarded financial
aid on probation and successfully completes all of their classes, their aid may be
extended for the following semester. OCC and transfer credits will both be considered
in the calculation of credit hours attempted and completed; however, grades from other
institutions will not be taken into consideration.
Students may be awarded using one of the following options:
- Financial Aid Academic Plan (FAAP) – Student is actively on an academic plan and continues
as long as he/she has earned a 2.0 GPA and 100% Pace of Progression for that semester.
- Financial Aid Academic Plan Maximum (FAAP-Max) – Student must enroll only in classes
required for the degree program. Any classes for which you register that are not required
for the degree program will result in financial aid being canceled for all classes.
Student must earn a 2.0 GPA and 100% Pace of Progression.
- Students awarded financial aid based on an academic plan (FAAP or FAAP-Max) status
will be awarded aid on a provisional basis.
- Students’ SAP status will include AP, APM, OK, or Unsatisfactory, only.
Appeals must be submitted by the following dates:
- Fall Deadline: September 30
- Winter Deadline: January 31
- Summer Deadline: May 31
Disclaimer: SFRS has the right to terminate financial aid at any time based on academic