General Eligibility for Financial Aid
To be eligible for federal assistance a student must:
Be accepted for enrollment and be in good standing, making satisfactory progress
Not be in default on any loan from a student loan fund or on a loan guaranteed or insured under the Federal Student Loan Program
Not owe a refund on a federal grant previously received
- Meet other eligibility requirements, such as those related to selective service registration, citizenship, prior drug convictions, and aggregate aid limits
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To continue receiving financial aid, students must demonstrate that they are making satisfactory academic progress. Each school of the Health Sciences Center has established and administers policies on the satisfactory academic progress of its students. These policies include a delineation of the minimum grades, which must be achieved to meet the criteria for satisfactory academic progress, a full description of the application of these policies in regard to the various categories of students, a specific definition of the effects of course incompletes, withdrawals, and repetitions on satisfactory academic progress, and an explanation of the appeals process for those students who have been determined as not making satisfactory progress. For a full description of each school's policies consult the appropriate section of the LSUHSC-Catalog/Bulletin.
The Health Sciences Center requires that all work towards a bachelors, graduate, or professional degree be completed in not more than eight calendar years and that all work toward a certificate or an associate degree be completed in not more than five calendar years. Any requests for extension of this policy are subject to approval by the appropriate committee within each school and the dean of that school.