General Financial Aid Policies 

 

The University’s first priority in providing financial assistance is to full-time students living on campus who excel in academic achievements and performance areas and to those preparing for service to the church. Many of the awards are need-based although several important awards are not. 

Students receiving financial aid are expected to uphold the ideals of the University as a condition of their awards, and students who are placed on disciplinary probation or academic probation may have their aid reduced or withdrawn by action of the financial aid committee.

Parents are expected to contribute according to their means, taking into account their income, assets, number of dependents and other relevant information. Students themselves are expected to contribute from their own assets and earnings, including appropriate borrowing against future earnings.

Need-based

University-funded scholarships and grants 

Academic Progress
Students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress towards earning a degree as stipulated in the undergraduate catalog to receive financial aid at Huntington from all institutional aid programs, federal and state student aid grants, Work Study and loan programs. If a student fails to meet Satisfactory academic progress, a student’s financial aid eligibility will be suspended.

Financial Aid Probation 
Students placed on academic probation are also placed on financial aid probation. If the students fail to be removed from academic probation, they are placed on financial aid suspension for the succeeding semester. Students who achieve at least a 2.5 in the probation semester but fail to be removed from academic probation may appeal to be continued on financial aid probation instead of suspension.

Financial Aid Suspension 
Students who are placed on financial aid suspension will be ineligible to receive financial aid of any kind from federal, state or University sources.

Financial Aid Reinstatement 
Students on financial aid suspension are eligible to apply for reinstatement of their financial aid in a subsequent semester if they earn at least a 2.0 GPA as full-time students for the semester that they are on suspension. Students not attending Huntington University during the semester of their suspension status will be reinstated on financial aid probation upon their readmission to the University. Part-time students may achieve reinstatement after the completion of 12 semester hours.

Appeal Process 
Students who failed to meet SAP may choose to appeal this decision if they feel extenuating circumstances contributed to their inability to meet SAP requirements. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on appealing SAP suspension.