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Jun 2013

Satisfactory Academic Progress – Updated!

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Many WLU students use financial aid to assist with the costs of higher education. Students must maintain a certain level of academic progress in order to retain potential eligibility for aid—including student loans, parent loans, federal work study, and grants. For many students, compliance with these minimal standards presents no problem. However, there are some students who will lose eligibility for ALL forms of financial aid because they are not demonstrating satisfactory progress toward degree completion.

Under the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, at the end of every academic year, the academic record of each student is reviewed to determine if the student is meeting the minimum standards in place to measure progress. These standards include a minimum cumulative grade point average and completion of a minimum percentage of all attempted credit hours.

Students who are NOT meeting these minimal standards will lose eligibility for aid (loans, work study, grants, etc.) until he or she can improve the overall academic record. If a student continues after this point, they must do so without federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

While there is an appeal process in place, only students who can document extenuating circumstances during an enrollment period and who have taken steps to address those circumstances should consider appealing. Appeals require that students meet with an academic advisor and must be submitted by the SAP letter’s deadline date.

Students can also view the status of their financial aid academic progress on WINS under the Financial Aid tab; click on “eligibility” and then on “academic progress.”

Last week the Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations were completed for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Letters were sent to all students that were affected by the policy.  Students’ WINS accounts were also updated with the relevant information.  Please be sure to check your WINS account as soon as possible to make sure you are still in good standing to receive your federal financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

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12

Feb 2013

2013-2014 Work Study Request Form

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It’s that time of year again to complete your FAFSA for next year.  If you are interested in a work study assignment for next year, please be sure to complete the required form as well. 

In order to be eligible for work study for the 2013-2014 academic year, you must complete your FAFSA by April 15, 2013 and complete the Work Study Request Form by May 1, 2013.   

Please remember completing the form does NOT guarantee work study funds, as our funds are still very limited.

The form is available at http://www.westliberty.edu/financial-aid/forms/.

As always, please feel free to stop in the Enrollment Services Center with any questions.

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02

Apr 2012

Work Study Request Form

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For the 2012-2013 academic year, West Liberty University Financial Aid Office is now requiring any student interested in work study to complete a Work Study Request Form.

This form is now available online. 

http://www.westliberty.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-information/forms/

Please be aware that this form is due by May 4, 2012 in order to be considered for work study for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please also be aware that you must have completed your FAFSA by March 1, 2012 and have a financial need for work study.  Finally, completing the form and meeting the requirements does not ensure you receiving work study, as our funds are still very limited.

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop in our office anytime.

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