Rule XVI: Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress to Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility

A. Qualitative Measure

All students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. The Registrar, in accordance with the academic rules and regulations of UNH Law, calculates the grade point average.

B. Quantitative Measure

  1. All students are expected to successfully complete at least 70% of all credits they attempt. The percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of credits earned at UNH Law by the total number of credits attempted at UNH Law.
  2. Credits attempted are those for which the student is enrolled as of the end of the add/drop registration period each semester.
  3. Credits earned are those credits assigned a passing grade. Failure, withdrawal, and incomplete designations to the credits attempted are not considered credits earned. Credits that are repeated will be counted in the total credits attempted and the total credits earned.

C. Maximum Timeframe

The maximum timeframe for completion of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree; and all Joint degree programs are six semesters of full-time enrollment within a three year period. Exceptions may be found in rule ID. 3.

D. Review-Probation-Suspension-Appeal

  1. Satisfactory progress will be determined at least once each year using the academic record of the student for all terms entered on the student’s transcript. The cumulative grade point average will be reviewed at the beginning of each semester.
  2. Failure to meet any of the standards (1, 2 or 3, above) will result in the student being placed on financial aid probation. The maximum financial aid probationary period will be twelve months.
  3. At the end of the financial aid probationary period, a student not meeting all standards will have their eligibility for financial aid suspended
  4. The decision of the Financial Aid Office to suspend a student’s financial aid may be appealed to the Committee on Academic Standing and Success in accord with their appeal procedures. The Committee on Academic Standing and Success may reinstate a financial aid probationary period only in compliance with applicable federal regulations.