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Keeping Your Aid

Many students are not aware that there are steps to undertake to ensure that they maintain eligibility from year to year.

Following are general guidelines for keeping financial aid as a graduate student. If you have a question, contact us.

  • Go to class. If you never attend your classes, you will not be eligible to receive aid. The same rule applies if you withdraw from courses or even audit courses. You must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours to receive loans.
  • Study. You need to earn at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your aid.
  • Reapply for aid. As soon as possible after January 1 each year. Funding rules are subject to change on a yearly basis, so the earlier you apply, the better.
  • Stay in touch. If a situation arises in which you have financial difficulty, need to completely withdraw, or encounter an emergency, we may be able to help.

Related links: Satisfactory academic progress policy | Special circumstances | Sycamore emergency loan | Withdrawal policy