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Academic Performance

Students receiving financial assistance under the federally supported Title IV Programs must comply with the following set of standards to be eligible for such assistance. What follows are the Academy’s standards for SAP:

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY
TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
FOR TITLE IV AND OTHER STUDENT AID PROGRAMS AT THE
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART

This policy affects student eligibility for financial aid through any/all of the following federal and state financial aid programs:

  • Federal Stafford Loan Program, unsubsidized, (FELP)
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan (GRPLUS)
  • Academy Grants/Scholarships (Merit awards, travel scholarships)
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

To be eligible to receive any of the types of financial aid listed above, a student must be:

  • Matriculated full-time/Part-time
  • Enrolled currently and
  • Meeting the terms of this Satisfactory Academic Progress policy

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

"Satisfactory academic progress" is a measurement of the student's successful progress in their studies and status (part time/full time). Satisfactory progress is evaluated once a calendar year, using standards that are both qualitative (academic performance as measured by grade point average) and quantitative (total number of academic credits earned within specified time periods). 

Academic Performance as Measured by Grade Point Average  

To meet this standard, a student must maintain the level of academic performance required to remain at the Academy as a full-time matriculated student.

Attempted 12 or more credits/semester: 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Attempted 6 or more credits/semester: 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Total Credits Earned and Time Limits for Degree/Certificate Completion 

The Academy has determined what level of performance/grades count toward the required credits earned, as follows: All courses in which a grade of “A” through “C” have been assigned will count toward the required quantitative standard. Failed courses (F), audited courses, courses which are Incompletes (I) will NOT count toward the total credits earned and the achievement of this quantitative standard. Any student who receives an "I" in any course must notify the Registrar when the "I" is changed into a letter grade, in order for credits earned in that course to be counted the standards of performance.

  • For full-time students, satisfactory academic progress is defined as the successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of academic work toward completion of the MFA.
  • For part-time students, satisfactory academic progress is defined as the successful completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of academic work toward completion of the MFA.

Students Who Fail to Meet Academic Standards
 
Students who fail to attain the qualitative and/or quantitative standards outlined above may:

Consider "repeating" a failed course.  Students may repeat courses that have been passed with low or average grades in order to raise their cumulative grade point average (GPA).
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