How Do I Remain Eligible?


1.

Apply

To remain eligible for Title IV aid, state aid, and scholarships you must re-apply each year for which you are seeking the financial aid. A good checklist to help you re-apply can be found by clicking on the link to the left, "How Do I Apply?"

2.

Meet Requirements for Scholarship Renewal

If this is your first year of receiving a Hornet Scholars, Foundation Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Transfer scholarship, in order to receive the scholarship for the fall semester you must be enrolled in at least 12 hours in the fall. In order to receive the spring portion of the scholarship you must be sure to have completed enough hours in the summer and/or fall semesters of 2015 and enroll in 12 hours or more for the spring of 2016 for a total of 27 hours and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

If this is a renewal year of receiving a Hornet Scholars, Foundation Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Transfer scholarship, in order to receive the scholarship for the fall semester you must be enrolled in at least 15 hours in the fall or 12 hours in the fall and complete at least 3 hours in the summer of 2015. In order to receive the spring portion of the scholarship you must be sure to have completed enough hours in the summer and/or fall semesters of 2015 and enroll in 12 hours or more for the spring of 2016 for a total of 30 hours and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

If you received a departmental scholarship, check with the department if the scholarship is renewable and if there are any renewal requirements.

3.

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veterans Services to monitor the academic progress of students to determine their aid eligibility.  It is important that students become familiar with these requirements at each institution they may enroll in because while there are standards set by federal regulations, institutions may choose to enforce a same-as or stricter-than policy.

Emporia State University's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may be found under the Publications heading of the Forms and Publications link to the right.

If you have been suspended and need to appeal, a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form can be found under the Forms heading of the Forms and Publications link to the right.

4.

Satisfy Return to Title IV Obligations

If a student receives federal aid and does not complete any coursework (either the student totally withdrew or earned all failing grades), they are subject to Return to Title IV which is a federal regulation.  It is the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veterans Services' responsibility to determine the amount of unearned aid that the student received to help pay for their semester charges that must be returned on the student's behalf.  The student then becomes a receivable to the university and the debt must be resolved with the Business Office before subsequent aid will be disbursed.

Also, if the Return to Title IV calculation determines that a portion of the aid the student receives is the student's responsibility to return, the student will be notified and will be given 45 days to return the funds.  If the funds are not returned within 45 days, the debt is reported to the Department of Education and the student will no longer be eligible for federal aid at any institution until the debt is resolved.

More information on this regulation can be found by clicking on the link to the right, "Consumer Information".