Section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as amended, requires that in order to receive any Title IV aid, a student must be maintaining satisfactory progress in the course of study the student is pursuing. Further, a student must be maintaining satisfactory progress regardless of whether the student had previously received Title IV aid. It is considered that confi ning the determination only to academic performance during periods for which the student received Title IV aid produces a distorted signal as to whether a student is truly progressing satisfactorily in his/her course of study toward an academic goal.
The intent of federal regulations regarding satisfactory progress is readily accepted by most citizens and taxpayers, who generally do not believe that a student should be given support at public expense unless he/she is diligently and successfully pursuing an academic goal.
The philosophy of this institution is congruent with this statement of public policy. The purpose of that which follows is to provide an outline of criteria upon which this institution, its offi cers and its committees will evaluate satisfactory progress.