You must meet the following financial aid SAP requirements to maintain your eligibility for federal student aid.

  1. Cumulative GPA
    Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Quantitative Measure of Progress (Pace/Time Frame)
    Federal PACE regulation:
    Undergraduate and Graduate students must successfully complete 67% of the total number of all attempted credits taken at MCNY, inclusive of transfer credits accepted by the College. The Pace requirement will be evaluated at the end of each academic term. The PACE percentage is calculated as follows:
    PACE = CUMULATIVE CREDITS EARNED ÷ CUMULATIVE CREDITS ATTEMPTED

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Please note: Accepted transfer credits are included in both “attempted” and “earned” credits.

The first term a student falls below the 67% PACE requirement they will be placed on a “Warning” status. A notice will be sent to the student and their advisor. The Federal PACE criteria will be re-evaluated in the subsequent term. If the student fails to meet the 67% cumulative total, they will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid.

Student meets PACE requirement.
Student does not meet PACE requirement.

Maximum Time Frame Limitation (Excessive Credits)

The time frame of a student’s eligibility for financial aid is limited to 150% of the number of credits required to complete a degree as defined in the MCNY catalog. Credits counted toward time frame include all attempted credits, inclusive of all transfer credits applied by MCNY. Noncredit and/or remedial courses are not included in the quantitative measurements. Time Frame is reviewed at the end of each semester.

Time Frame cannot be appealed.

Withdrawals, Repeats and Incomplete Grades

Courses from which a student withdraws after the drop/add period will count towards attempted hours.

Repeat courses for which the student has previously earned credit will not count towards hours completed. However, they will count towards hours attempted even if credit was not previously earned. The highest grade will be the grade that counts towards the GPA calculation.

Credit hours for courses for which an incomplete or deferred grade is granted will not count as hours completed but will count towards hours attempted. Grade changes will be reviewed at the next scheduled review of a student’s academic progress.