College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
Student Financial Aid Office
Philippe Marius, Director

Location: North Administration
Bldg(2A), Room 401
Phone: 718.982.2030
Fax : 718.982.2037


Student Financial Aid Office
 Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines

Undergraduate Students:
In order to be making satisfactory progress toward a degree, for purposes of receipt of Title IV Federal Student Assistance, an undergraduate student must achieve at least the GPA required for probationary status at CSI—after two years of enrollment at the College, at least a “C” average, or its equivalent, or academic standing consistent with the requirements for graduation; and accumulate credits toward the degree according to the following standards:

  • Attempted credits are not more than 150% of the credits normally required for completion of the degree, and
  • Accumulated credits are equal to or greater than two-thirds the cumulative credits attempted at the institution,
    or
  • For baccalaureate programs: accumulated credits are equal to or greater than [(.75* cumulative credits attempted)-18] or
    for associate degree programs: accumulated credits equal to or greater than [(.875* credits attempted)-21].

Students will be measured against the satisfactory progress standard at the end of the spring term to determine eligibility for receipt of Title IV student financial assistance for the upcoming year.

Graduate Students:
In order to be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, for purposes of receipt of Title IV Federal Student Assistance, a graduate student must meet at least the GPA required for good academic standing at the institution and:

  • Accumulate credits toward the degree greater than or equal to two-thirds the cumulative credits attempted at the institution.
  • Not have attempted more than 150% of the credits normally
    required for completion of the degree.

Students will be measured against the satisfactory academic progress standard at the end of the spring term to determine eligibility for receipt of Title IV student financial assistance for the upcoming year.

Appeals:
Undergraduate/graduate students who fall beneath the conditional undergraduate/graduate standard may appeal through the Center for Advising and Academic Success, South Administration Building (1A), Room 101, to retain eligibility for receipt of Title IV federal student assistance.
These appeals will be evaluated for mitigating circumstances resulting from events such as personal illness, injury, personal tragedy, changes in academic program, and the reasonableness of the student’s capability for improvement to meet the appropriate
standard for the degree program in which the student is enrolled.
There is no limit on the number of times a student may follow this appeals procedure.

Transfers and Readmits:
Transfer students and readmitted students will be placed on the standard by dividing their credit accumulation by 24 and placing them on the time axis of the standard according to the result of the calculation. Thus a student who transfers into a college with 36 credits would be placed at the 1.5 full-time equivalent year point of the time scale.