As a condition of receiving financial aid at Kaua`i Community College students must demonstrate and maintain satisfactory academic progress towards the achievement of an associate degree or certificate.
Follow these steps to lookup your Financial Aid academic status in MyUH portal:
Quantitative (Maximum Time frame)
In addition to completing a certain percentage of their coursework, students must also be progressing through their educational program within a set time frame. A student’s maximum time frame is determined by the number of credits required for completion of their degree goal multiplied by 150 percent.
Transfer credits that have been evaluated and accepted will be counted as both attempted and completed hours. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with an academic counselor to determine the number of transfer credits that are not applicable to their program of study at Kaua`i Community College.
Students may choose to change their major at any time, however all credits previously attempted at the college and accepted transfer credits, will initially be counted in their new maximum time frame.
Multiple DegreesOnce a student completes one degree at Kaua`i CC, the student may continue receiving financial aid for a second degree. Students must see an academic counselor to determine how many credits from the previous degree apply to the second degree and submit a Financial Aid Timeframe Review Form to the Financial Aid Office. The form will inform the Financial Aid Office of how many credits the student needs to graduate with the second degree. In certain cases, if a student has not exceeded the maximum time frame as allowed by federal guidelines, professional judgment may be used to allow the student to receive aid towards subsequent certificates or degrees.
Grades & Dropped Courses
Remedial & Developmental Courses
Financial Aid Warning
Financial Aid Suspension
Appeal Policy and Procedure
A student who is not maintaining satisfactory academic progress and has a status of Financial Aid Suspension may appeal their status by completing the appeals process. Appeals should only be submitted for situations that are exceptional, generally beyond the students control, and non-recurring in nature. Appeals should explain why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress and what has changed in the situation that will allow the student to demonstrate progress at the next evaluation.
Students are required to meet with both the Financial Aid Outreach Counselor to review their appeal application, and their Academic Advising Counselor to create an academic plan. Contact 808.245.8212 to make appointments with both counselors. Follow-up academic counseling appointments may be required as a condition of the appeal.
All appeals must be made in writing, with supported documentation when required, on the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form. Students must also complete two USA Funds Life Skills lessons before submitting their appeal. All appeals along with all required documentation are to be submitted for review to: Financial Aid Officer, Financial Aid Office, OSC 104 3-1901 Kaumauali`i Highway, Lihue, HI 96766-9500. Appeal decisions are final.
Every semester there is a deadline to submit appeals. Any appeals turned in after that deadline will only be considered for a future semester. Please see the Financial Aid Office for the deadline date
Financial Aid Probation