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Standards of Academic Progress

To be eligible to receive federal and state aid, students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Marymount Manhattan College’s satisfactory academic progress policy is developed in accordance with federal and state regulations.

The programs subject to these regulations include: Federal Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grant (SEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Stafford loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Parent (PLUS) loans and NYS Tuition Assistance (TAP) program.

Each College is required to set a maximum time frame during which a student is expected to complete a program of study. This time frame cannot exceed 150% of the length of the program measured in credit hours or years. MMC academic programs require 120 credit hours for graduation therefore the maximum time frame to complete their program of study is 180 attempted credit hours (120 x 1.5= 180). In years, a student is expected to complete their undergraduate degree by the end of four years of full-time study. Under the new regulations a student will forfeit their eligibility to receive federal financial aid after six (6) years of full time enrollment (4yrs x 150% = 6 yrs).

A student who is aware of learning or other disabilities should immediately contact the Office of Academic Access and Disability Services so that appropriate accommodations can be made. Students with documented disability and functional limitations are still held to the academic progress requirements for financial aid eligibility purposes.