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Failure to Meet Standards

Qualitative (GPA) or Quantitative (67 percent completion) Percentage

Any student who fails to meet the qualitative or quantitative measures at the time of evaluation will be placed on probation for the next semester. You may still receive financial aid during the probationary semester, but the criteria must be met during that semester in order to continue receiving financial aid. If standards are not met while on probation, you risk suspension of all grant, loan and work study eligibility.


When students are placed in a probationary status for, or suspended from financial aid, the Director of Financial Aid will notify the student in writing.


If a student does not complete at least 67 percent of the credits attempted in one semester and/or does not achieve a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, the student has not made satisfactory academic progress. The first semester a student fails to achieve satisfactory academic progress for completion of less than 67 percent of the credits attempted or falls below a 2.0 CGPA, the student will be placed on probation. Financial Aid will be processed for the student while on probation the first time.
While on probation, a student will be allowed to enroll for no more than 14 credits in a semester. A student must earn a 2.0 semester grade point average while on probation. The student must raise his/her cumulative grade point average to 2.0 or greater within two semesters. If a student does not achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress while on probation, he/she must see a counselor.


If a student on probation fails to achieve a 2.0 semester grade point average and/or complete at least 67 percent of the credits attempted, aid will be withheld until the student has met the requirements for reinstatement of aid. If a student on probation fails to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 in two semesters, aid will be withheld. Students who have been funded for the maximum number of semesters are not eligible for financial aid and will not be funded.
If a student has not completed a program and changes programs, the credits in the student's original program count toward the number of credits of eligibility. If a student has completed a program and returns to NTC for an additional program, the semesters in the first program do not count against semesters of eligibility.


After one semester of suspension a student must see his/her Program Advising Specialist to develop an academic plan.  


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