Step 5: Maintain eligibility
Did you know that you can lose your eligibility to receive aid in the future, or even be required to pay all your aid back? This page will show you how to keep that from happening.
How to maintain eligibility
You need to make satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial aid. In other words, you have to get good enough grades and complete enough classes to keep moving toward completing your degree or certificate.
- Good enough grades: maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
- Complete enough classes: successfully complete 2/3 of attempted credits
- Keep moving toward completing your degree or certificate: complete your degree or certificate within a certain number of credits
- Take eligible classes: stay enrolled in an eligible program and take classes that are eligible for financial aid
If you did not meet the eligibility requirements above, you’ll need to read these policies. In the policies, you’ll find information about the appeal process, plus the forms you need to make an appeal.
How to check your standing
You can check your SAP standing in your your Financial Aid Dashboard in MyPCC by clicking on the stoplight. We communicate with you through PCC email, so your check your PCC email frequently to be aware of changes to your status.
Thinking of dropping a class? It can affect your aid
Dropping a class can have a significant impact on your financial aid. Here are some ways it may affect your eligibility:
- it can keep you from making satisfactory academic progress
- you can lose your loan eligibility
- you could have to pay money back
Each student’s situation is different. To understand how dropping a class will impact your aid, talk to someone in the Financial Aid Office.