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Satisfactory Academic Progress


Section 668.16(e) and 668.34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title IV, Student Assistance General Provisions requires that students receiving federal financial assistance be making “satisfactory academic progress” toward an educational goal (degree) in order to be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. These programs include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Teach Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Stafford
  • Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans

This policy also includes all financial aid programs from the State of Kansas and Kansas Wesleyan University programs.

In order to be eligible and to remain eligible for the above listed programs, a student's academic performance must be in compliance with these standards. For the specifics of these standards, refer to the current university Academic Catalog. Look at page 29 in the 2015–16 Academic Catalog and go to the section titled “Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards."

Kansas Wesleyan Academic Scholarships have separate academic eligibility requirements to receive and to renew (retain in the following year) and to potentially upgrade (increase) your scholarship level. For specifics on these scholarships, the Kansas Wesleyan University webpage called "KWU Scholarships and Other Programs."