Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must make satisfactory academic progress, as specified below, to be eligible for renewal of need-based financial aid and credit-based loan certification.

Course repetitions will be factored into the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) by Boston University. A student can receive Federal Title IV aid and BU need-based aid for repeating a course in which the previous grade received was insufficient (“W” or “F”) to meet degree requirements. A student can receive Federal Title IV aid and BU need-based aid for repeating a course in which the previous grade received was sufficient to meet degree requirements (but perhaps seeking a stronger grade) only if they are otherwise enrolled in at least 12 other academic credits. Merit award recipients must meet the merit award renewal criteria established for the particular scholarship(s) they are receiving.