Maximum Timeframe: A student may not continue to receive FSA funds beyond a timeframe of 150% of the published length of the program as measured in credit hours. For example, a student enrolled in an undergraduate program of 128 credits is not allowed to receive FSA funds for more than 192 credits while in pursuit of a degree in that program. As another example, a student enrolled in a graduate program of 30 credits is not allowed to receive FSA funds for more than 45 credits while in pursuit of a degree in that program.
Calculating Pace: To ensure that a student is progressing toward a degree in a manner sufficient to meet the Maximum Timeframe provision stated above, each student must successfully complete at least 2/3 (two thirds) of the courses he/she has attempted cumulatively. Pace is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of credits the student has successfully completed by the cumulative number of credits the student has attempted.
Incomplete / In Progress Courses: Courses marked as Incomplete or In Progress at the time of evaluation will be included in the GPA and Pace calculations. For example, a student who attempted 12 credits in a given payment period, but had 6 credits marked as Incomplete at the time of evaluation would not be in compliance with the Policy, as he/she had only successfully completed 1/2 (one half) of the credits attempted in that payment period.
Withdrawals / Permanent Incompletes: Courses marked as WD or PI at the time of evaluation will not be included in the GPA calculation but will be included in the Pace calculation as credits attempted but not successfully completed. Courses marked as WF at the time of evaluation will be included in both the GPA calculation and the Pace calculation.
Repeated Courses: Only the credits and grades earned in the most recent attempt in a specific course will be used in the GPA and Pace calculations. Earlier credits and grades from a course more recently repeated will be ignored.
Students Transferring Courses to Marian: Courses transferred to Marian will not be included in the GPA calculation, but they will be included in the calculation of Pace (credits transferred will be included in credits successfully completed and credits attempted).