Main Navigation Menu

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Job Training-Clock Hour Programs

Financial Aid regulations require students to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of a Job Training program to be considered for financial aid.  The Financial Aid Office will use the following guidelines to evaluate and monitor satisfactory progress for Job Training students.

Measure academic progress in increments not less than ½ the program length

  • Monitor progress at the end of the 9th week, the 18th week and, if necessary, the 27th week

Qualitative Measurement

  • Successful completion of 70% of course objectives

    • 35% of course objectives must be completed by the end of the 9th week

    • 70% of the course objectives must be completed by the end of the 18th week

Quantitative Measurement*

  • Maximum time frame = 27 weeks of instruction

  • 230 clock hours must be attended by the end of the 9th week

  • 459 clock hours must be attended by the end of the 18th week

  • 612 clock hours must be attended by the end of the 27th week

*Students are allowed no more than 8 excused absences. 

Monitoring Process

  • Attendance and course objective completion data must be made available to the Financial Aid Office, by the Job Training department, at the end of the 9th and 18th week for each “class”

  • Students must meet the qualitative and quantitative standards listed above at the end of the 9th week and the 18th week

  • Failure to meet the terms of the policy will result in financial aid suspension

  • Student and Job Training staff will be notified of suspension status

  • Students on suspension are not eligible for financial aid until they meet the terms of the policy and return to “good standing” status or submit a successful appeal

Financial Aid Payment Processing

  • Students on suspension are not eligible for financial aid; this includes first disbursements not yet disbursed and all subsequent disbursements

  • When a student returns to good standing status or an appeal is approved, financial aid may be disbursed for the appropriate payment period as long as the student is still enrolled

After 18 Weeks

  • Students on suspension at the end of 18 weeks who wish to remain enrolled must be charged an additional amount for the additional 9 week period

  • Students must also continue to attend through at least 60% of this final 9 week enrollment period or Federal Return of Title IV Funds regulations will apply