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Earlham-funded aid is limited to a student’s first eight semesters of attendance including time spent at another college or university. A student can complete their degree requirements in four years by earning 30-32 credits annually or averaging 15 credits each semester.
The maximum time frame during which a student may receive Federal Title IV Student Aid at Earlham College is the least of the following:
Transfer students will be notified of the number of semesters of Earlham-funded aid available following a review of their transcript(s) from other colleges as conducted by the Registrar’s Office. Transfer credits are counted when determining the number of credits a student has attempted.
To receive Federal Title IV Student Aid, a student must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degree. SAP for each aid recipient is measured at the end of each academic year.
To meet the Earlham College SAP requirements for both Federal Title IV Student Aid and Earlham-funded aid, a student must achieve:
Note: To determine the percent of classes a student completes with a passing grade, the number of classes a student completes with a passing grade at the end of a semester is divided by the number of credits for which a student was registered at the close of registration for the semester.
If the Academic Advisory Committee places a student on academic suspension, that student is not making SAP for financial aid.
A student not making SAP may petition to receive Federal Title IV Student Aid and Earlham-funded aid on a probationary basis for one semester. The petition must:
The petition must outline how the student plans to either:
Failure to either make SAP or complete the Academic Advisory Committee plan will disqualify the student from receiving further student financial aid at Earlham College.