Federal Aid Renewal

To renew your Federal Aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

In addition to completing your FAFSA application, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as your pursue your degree. A student is in good academic standing (GPA) if he or she is matriculated and is considered to be making progress toward a degree or certificate. 
 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

 

Recipients of any federal aid (e.g., Pell, SEOG, CWS, Perkins, Stafford, Plus) must complying with the standards for good academic standing (GPA) and complete their educational objective within a period of six years (adjusted for differences in enrollment status; e.g., half-time). When determining whether or not a student is complying with the standards for good academic standing and is on pace to graduate within the appropriate timeframe, the Office of Financial Aid will apply the following formula:
 

Year
1
2
3
4
5
6
Semester
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Cumulative Index (GPA)
1.3
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.95
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
Cumulative Credits Earned
 
15
 
30
 
45
 
70
 
95
 
120


Appeal Process

Students that are not meeting SAP guidelines outlined above will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office.

A student who does not meet the above criteria due to mitigating circumstances may still be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress. Appeals of loss of aid must be made in writing by the student to the Financial Aid Office. Your completed appeal is to be emailed to aid@siena.edu and will be reviewed the Financial Aid Office.