Maintaining Financial Aid
You maintain financial aid eligibility at Sinclair Community College by meeting the following general eligibility criteria:
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for overall financial aid eligibility.
- Do not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
- Do not have any registration holds.
- Not be convicted under any federal or state law for the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment in which you were receiving federal student aid.
- Be aware of limitations on how long certain aid programs may be received.
- The Federal Pell Grant is limited to twelve undergraduate semesters of full-time enrollment or completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
- Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have aggregate limits. Students may only borrow up to a certain amount throughout the course of their education.
- Scholarship programs often have academic requirements which must be met in order to renew the aid - such as a certain number of credit hours and/or a minimum grade point average.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year you would like to be reviewed for financial aid. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by May 1 for the upcoming academic year. Not only do students need a FAFSA for federal student aid, but many state grant programs and some scholarships do require a FAFSA on file.
- Continue to meet Federal Financial Aid Eligibility criteria.