Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial aid recipients at Loyola University Chicago are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. All federal, state, and university-administered funds are covered under this policy. Satisfactory academic progress criteria contained in the policy are applied annually to all eligible students and are evaluated at the end of each academic semester. Students must be making satisfactory progress to continue receiving financial aid.

Satisfactory academic progress has three components: quantitative, qualitative and degree completion. Students must satisfy all components in order to continue to receive aid.

  • Quantitative: Students must complete at least 67% of the courses attempted.
  • Qualitative: Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Degree Completion: Students must complete a bachelor's degree in no more than 150% of the stated number of credit hours for an academic program. As an example, undergraduate students must complete the 120 hours for their baccalaureate degree with less than 180 attempted hours.

To download the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form, click here.

More specific information about the evaluation of academic progress, including the impact of F, I, W and WF grades can be found on page 16 of the Student Financial Assistance Handbook‌.