Federal regulations require New York University to monitor the academic performance of its students for the purpose of verifying and maintaining their eligibility for federal financial aid. If you do not meet the standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), your federal financial aid will be suspended. In most cases, state and NYU financial aid (scholarship) require that the same criteria be maintained for continued eligibility. Some graduate schools have different eligibility criteria for their scholarships and students are encouraged to review their school/department criteria accordingly.
NYU does not offer ESL or remedial courses for credit towards any of its undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Most types of financial aid - including federal financial aid - require students be enrolled in courses that are necessary to fulfill their degree requirements; therefore, students enrolling in an excessive number of electives that are not applicable to their degree may have their financial aid revoked. To ensure applicable courses are taken, students are encouraged to seek out guidance from their academic advisors.
For students who change schools or change majors within NYU, all credits that count towards their degree in their new school or towards their new major are considered both attempted credits and earned credits. Credits that are not applied towards the degree in the student.s new school or towards their new major count neither as attempted credits nor as earned credits.
All repeated courses count as both attempted and earned credits and all types of incompletes count as attempted credits but not as earned credits.
An academic progress calculator is available here as a guide to your status.
You may also review our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy document for all requirements.
The Office of Financial Aid typically conducts a SAP review at least annually at the conclusion of each academic year, and students who do not meet the requirement receive a notice on their NYU Albert account.
FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION
Students who do not meet the SAP requirement are automatically placed on financial aid suspension (unless the student is approved for financial aid probation, see below). During suspension, the student will not be eligible for financial aid. (Students may continue to acquire private non-NYU scholarships and private non-federal loans.) Eligibility for financial aid will be returned when the student meets the SAP standard.
FINANCIAL AID PROBATION
All students have the right to appeal the suspension of their financial aid. Students may appeal only once for each academic degree in most circumstances (an exception may be granted in the event of illness or injury).
You may avoid financial aid suspension by asking to be placed on financial aid probation, which requires the submission of the appeal form below.
Students who are approved will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester. The student will remain eligible for financial aid and will continue to receive financial assistance during the approved probationary semester.
Students who meet the SAP standard at the end of their probationary semester will be restored to Satisfactory Academic Progress status. Students who do not meet the SAP requirements at the end of the probationary period will be placed on financial aid suspension (described above).
Students are permitted only one semester of financial aid probation. If a student meets the SAP requirement at the end of their probationary semester but later fails again to meet the SAP requirement, the student is not eligible for additional financial aid probation, except in the event of illness or injury.
Please see the instructions at right before submitting this form.
Complete and submit this form and include in the text box marked "Explain" any supporting information related to your appeal.
You must submit this form before the end of the semester for which you are requesting financial aid probation.
You may appeal for financial aid probation only once for each academic degree, except in the event of illness or injury.
REVIEW AND NOTIFICATION
The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review your request and render a decision within 3 weeks of receipt. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.
You will be approved for financial aid probation if the Financial Aid Appeals Committee determines from your academic record that you can reasonably be expected to meet SAP requirements in a single semester if:
Students who indicate illness or injury will be asked to provide supporting documentation if necessary.
A notice of approval or denial will be placed on your NYU Albert account within 3 weeks.
Students who have questions about this process should contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Students who have questions about their grades or credits awarded
should contact the Office
of the Registrar.