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2.9 – Academic Standing & Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Minnesota State Policy

Part 1: Satisfactory Academic Progress

Lake Superior College requires that students make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree, diploma or certificate to remain in good standing.  Additionally, federal law requires that a recipient of state or federal financial aid make satisfactory academic progress towards a program (AA, AFA, AAS, AS degree, diploma or certificate) to remain eligible for aid.

Measurement of student satisfactory academic progress toward achievement of an academic award is an important activity in higher education. Such measurement provides feedback to students and ensures responsible action by colleges and universities regarding effective use of state resources.  Student academic progress must also be monitored to ensure effective and responsible management of federal and state student financial aid.

Date Implemented:  May 6, 2004

Date Updated:  February, 2006