West Chester University
25 University Avenue, Suite #030
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2627
Fax: (610) 436-2574
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) state grant satisfactory academic progress is different from Federal Title IV financial aid satisfactory academic progress. PHEAA state grant progress is reviewed annually after the spring semester, and is defined as successfully completing a minimum of 12 new credits for each full-time semester of PHEAA grant received (6 new credits for each part-time semester grant received) during the preceding academic year. Students may receive a maximum of 8 full-time semester grants (or its equivalent). After students are determined by PHEAA to be eligible for a state grant based on need, the Financial Aid Office determines if you are maintaining satisfactory academic progress. The University may then need to cancel your grant, even after the initial award is made by PHEAA, if you are not making satisfactory academic progress.
If you believe that you have grounds to request an exception to this policy please complete and submit a State Grant Program Academic Progress Exception Form.
NOTE: Grades of "W" are NOT counted as credits completed for state grant academic progress. For example, students who takes 12 credits in one semester and withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" (and pass the remaining 9 credits for the semester), will be considered to have completed a maximum of 9 credits, You are, therefore, considered NOT to be making academic progress for purposes of receiving PHEAA state grant.