Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards – Federal Programs

The federal government has established satisfactory academic progress standards for the following Title IV federal student aid programs: Pell Grant, FSEOG, and federal work-study.

Satisfactory academic progress requirements are monitored at the end of every enrollment period.

The requirements are:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Pass two-thirds (67%) of all coursework attempted. Coursework attempted includes withdrawals, automatic withdrawals, incompletes, repeated courses, developmental coursework, or courses taken at another institution, and courses taken at Craven CC prior to the receipt of Federal Student Aid.
  3. Complete degree requirements within 150% of the published program length. All coursework accepted for credit in the program of study will count toward the maximum. Students who exceed the maximum time frame will not be eligible for any additional Federal Student Aid.

Students enrolled in all associate degree programs are allowed a total of 90 credits attempted.

Total credits attempted is defined as all credits attempted at Craven Community College after the drop/add period, including withdrawals, repeated coursework, incompletes, failed courses, medical withdrawals, and any transfer credits accepted toward your degree.