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Can you be placed on Financial Aid Probation more than once?

Asked by stemnyjones (3959 points ) March 31st, 2011

I was placed on Financial Aid Probation after my GPA dropped below a 2.0 last semester. I am confident that it will be back up at the end of this semester and I will be taken off of Financial Aid Probation.

My question is, what happens if I get placed on probation again? How many times can that happen before they permanantly deny you?

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

You can be placed on probation once. After that, you have to pay for a semester on your own before they’ll give you aid again.

I think

optimisticpessimist's avatar

I do not know the answer. I would suggest you talk to the financial aid office because these rules do change. They may have changed recently due to all the revamping of student loans, etc.

bkcunningham's avatar

@stemnyjones where are you attending school or perhaps I should ask, where are you suppose to be attending school.

mrrich724's avatar

This happened to me and my friend. He lost it twice, and never got it back. Just learn from the mistake and DON’T let it happen again ;)

I know it can be hard. Trust me I know. Especially if you have a child to devote lots of time to! Good luck!

stemnyjones's avatar

@bkcunningham I’m currently attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

@mrrich724 that’s what I was wondering… so I guess twice is the limit.

bkcunningham's avatar

Here is what I found: “You will be placed on Academic Suspension if you fail to earn a 2.0 or better semester GPA while on Academic Probation.

“For the first Academic Suspension, the period of suspension is one regular semester; for subsequent suspensions, it is one calendar year.”

http://studentsuccess.louisiana.edu/?q=node/4

http://studentsuccess.louisiana.edu/?q=node/5

stemnyjones's avatar

Damn. Thanks, bkcunningham.

stemnyjones's avatar

Wait… I tried to follow the link, to further understand the one year thing, but it takes me to a blank page, even when I reduce the URL to just http://studentsuccess.louisiana.edu .

I know that when you’re on a one-semester suspension, that means that for that one semester you must maintain at least a 2.0 average. So does that mean that when you’re on suspension for a year, you must maintain a 2.0 average every semester for a year, and they continue paying until you don’t make that mark for one semester?

bkcunningham's avatar

From the websites cited above: You will be placed on Academic Probation whenever your cumulative grade point average is 10 or more quality points below a 2.0 average.

While on Academic Probation, you may attend the University with the following stipulation: earn a 2.0 semester GPA.

Once on Academic Probation, you will remain on probation until the cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is achieved.

When you are on Academic Probation and earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better, you will be placed in academic good standing.

Academic Success Probation Plan (ASPP)

All first time freshmen on Academic Probation will be required to participate in an Academic Success Probation Program (ASPP) Program with an ASC Academic Counselor.

You will be placed on Academic Suspension if you fail to earn a 2.0 or better semester GPA while on Academic Probation.

For the first Academic Suspension, the period of suspension is one regular semester; for subsequent suspensions, it is one calendar year.

You may appeal an Academic Suspension by contacting the Dean of your College.

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