Satisfactory Academic Progress
Whether it is an academic scholarship, a federal grant, or a student loan all sources of financial aid require the student to meet certain academic standards to continue to be eligible for award.
Federal & State Grants, Loans, Work Study
Academic Progress is reviewed for all grants, loans, and work study programs. Students must meet a GPA requirement, an earned hour requirement, and have not exceeded the maximum number of attempted hours allowed.
Academic progress for Financial Aid is typically checked once an academic year, at the conclusion of a Spring semester and is reviewed primarily on the hours attempted during both the Fall and Spring semesters of the student’s last academic year of attendance.
Listed below are the basic criteria students must meet to be eligible for all federal and state grants, loans, and work study programs.
- Maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
- Cumulatively earn at least 70% of the hours cumulatively attempted
- Have not cumulatively attempted more than 150% of the hours required to complete the student's current, primary degree program
Scholarships & Satisfactory Academic Progress
Every scholarship that LSUA students receive carry their own academic requirements to maintain eligibility. Students who receive scholarships from sources other than LSUA or the Louisiana TOPS scholarship should contact the organization who awarded the scholarship for what the minimum academic standards are.
For LSUA Foundation Scholarships
Students receiving an LSUA Foundation Scholarship were provided with the retention requirements at the time they accepted the award. If a student no longer has this information they may email the LSUA Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For LSUA Institutional Scholarships
Students who have been awarded a scholarship through Louisiana State University at Alexandria are provided with detailed information about the retention requirements of the scholarship upon originally accepting the award. For information on the retention requirements for an LSUA Institutional Scholarship click on the scholarship's name below:
For the Louisiana TOPS Scholarship
Students who meet the requirements to receive LA TOPS Opportunity, Performance, or Honor scholarship must meet the following basic academic requirements.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student. Full-time is typically defined as enrollment in 12 credit hours.
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Earn 24 credit hours between a Fall + Spring semesters
- A student may only receive TOPS for a maximum of 8 semesters
For additional information regarding the retention standards for TOPS visit the website for the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance