North Florida Community College must enforce standards of satisfactory progress for students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid. The following requirements are the standards of satisfactory academic progress at North Florida Community College:
1. The maximum time allowed to achieve a degree will be four years (eight semesters) at full-time attendance(this represents 150 percent of normal completion time of five semesters). Less than full-time attendance will allow more years prorated proportionally (see #3).
2. Standards of academic progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester.
3. A student must successfully complete the minimum number of hours to progress towards a degree as follows:
- Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 or more load hours). Minimum Number of Load Hours 9 hours. Maximum Semesters: 8 semesters - To earn each semester (75%) of eligibility.
- Enrollment Status: 3/4 time (9-11 load hours). Minimum Number of Load Hours 6 hours. Maximum Semesters: 12 semesters - To earn each semester (75%) of eligibility.
- Enrollment Status: 1/2 time (6-8 load hours) Minimum Number of Load Hours 4 hours. Maximum Semesters 16 semesters - To earn each semester (75%) of eligibility.
Hours of completion must accumulate toward a degree. For example, by the end of one semester, a full-time student must have completed 9 load hours. By the end of two semesters, a full-time student must have completed 18 load hours.
1. Failure to complete the above required hours will place a student on financial aid probation for one term. Hours counted will include all hours included in the student’s program of study at NFCC, or accepted in transfer toward the current program of study. By the end of a probation term the cumulative hours required must be completed or the student will be terminated from financial aid. Termination is effective until the student completes the minimum cumulative hours required.
2. Successful completion means receiving grades of A, B, C, D, or S. Grades of F, N, W or I are not successful completions.
3. A student must maintain a grade point average of 1.8 on the first 14 semester hours completed at NFCC and accepted in transfer in the current program of study and a grade point average of 2.0 thereafter on all work accepted by NFCC. Students may reestablish eligibility for financial aid by achieving a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
4. A student may appeal financial aid termination in writing if extenuating circumstances exist. The appeal must document why the student did not achieve the required academic standards and why these standards should be waived, or why the student feels he or she has mitigating circumstances that might make the student eligible for financial aid. This written appeal must be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid.
5. Load hours for non-credit college preparatory courses will be counted toward financial aid eligibility. Grades received in these courses will not be used in calculating a grade point average.
6. All periods of enrollment with or without financial aid at NFCC will be used in determining a student’s satisfactory progress.
If you have questions, please contact us by email: Financial Aid