Standards for Financial Aid Recipients

All students at Northcentral Technical College must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to receive financial aid. NTC is required by federal regulation (34CFR,Part 668.7(a)(5) to establish, publish and apply reasonable standards for measuring whether students receiving aid under any Title IV program are maintaining satisfactory progress in their course of study. This standard will be applied to all program students attending Northcentral Technical College . These standards apply to a student's entire academic record (including summer terms) at NTC regardless of whether or not the student has received financial aid for previous semesters. Qualitative (GPA) and quantitative (67 percent completion percentage) standards contained in the college's policy must be cumulative and include all periods of enrollment.
 

QUALITATIVE MEASURE

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and meet individual program requirements to remain in good standing. (Note: A 2.0 GPA is required to graduate).
 

QUANTITATIVE MEASURE

Required Completion Percentage
The college uses cumulative credits completed, divided by credits attempted, to measure completion percentage. To remain eligible for financial aid, a student is required to progress toward the completion of an academic program by successfully completing 67 percent of all credits attempted at Northcentral Technical College . Courses for which a student receives a letter grade of A, B, C, and D are included in the calculation of cumulative credit completion percentage as courses successfully completed. Courses for which a student receives a letter grade of I, IP , NS , W, and F will be treated as credits attempted but not successfully completed. Audited courses (AU) are not included in the calculation.
 
Maximum Time Frame
The maximum allowable time frame for a student to complete an academic program is 150 percent of the published credit length of the program of study. For example, if the program of study is 72 credits in length, you would be eligible to receive financial aid for up to 108 attempted credits (72 X 1.5 = 108). All cumulative credits attempted are counted, including accepted transfer credits, and consortium credits, regardless of whether financial aid was received for the credits, or the course work was successfully completed. All credits attempted at Northcentral Technical College will be counted; even though a period of time (years) may have elapsed between enrollments and regardless of whether the student received financial aid for the terms and credits measured.
 

EVALUATION PERIOD

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated two times each year after Fall and Spring semester grades are recorded

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