SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress means a GPA of 2.0 or Higher. A completion rate of at least 67% or
higher, and the attempted program hours have to be less than 150% of published program length.
Financial Aid Suspension: A status assigned to a student who does not have financial aid eligibility or who
failed to meet the requirements of their Academic Plan.
Financial Aid Warning: A status assigned to a student who fails to maintain SAP. The student is permitted
to receive Title IV funds for one additional payment period(s). If by the end of that semester the student
still does not fulfill eligibility requirements the student's status will change to Financial Aid Suspension.
GPA: Cumulative GPA must be greater than equal to a 2.0 on transcript.
Pace: The total number of hours the student has successfully completed divided by the number of hours the
student has attempted. Must be greater than or equal to 67%.
Maximum Timeframe: Hours cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program. Ex: total
number of credits to receive General studies degree is 60 credits, you cannot exceed 90 credits.
Academic Plan: A status assigned to a student who successfully appeals Financial Aid Suspension.
Students who are placed on an Academic Plan must maintain a 2.5 semester GPA and 75% completion rate
during the semester until they regain eligibility or they graduate.
Appeal: A process for a student who fails to maintain SAP to petition the school for a reconsideration of
eligibility to receive Federal Title IV funds, State, Exemptions and other financial aid funds.
*Mitigating circumstances: Are situations beyond the student's control and may include: a death, injury, or
illness of the student or in the immediate family or other special circumstances.
Mitigating circumstances DO NOT include:
• Student felt overwhelmed
• Student did not like the instructor or had a conflict with the instructor
• Student did not understand college and wasn't ready or mature enough
• Death or illness of a friend or relative not in immediate family
• Withdrew or stopped attending to avoid a bad grade
• Student states: Nobody told me that would affect me
Approved Appeal: Student will be placed on an Academic Plan and will have to meet terms of plan as
stated in approval letter.
Denied Appeal: Student will not be eligible to receive certain types of financial aid. Including Federal,
State, and some institutional scholarships.
Grayson College Financial Aid
6101 Grayson Drive, Hwy 691 Denison, TX 75020-8299
Email to: Financialaid@grayson.edu Fax to: 903.463.3908
Students are REQUIRED to use their GC canvas account or their GC email account for all electronic communication. GC faculty and staff will not reply to student
communication that is sent through an email account other than their GC issued email account or canvas account in order to ensure the identity of the student when