Maximum Timeframe/Credit Hours
To remain eligible for financial aid at the University of Mary Washington, students must complete their degree program requirements within 150 percent of the published length of their degree program. All attempted hours are counted, including transfer hours, whether or not financial aid was received.
If an Undergraduate degree program requires 120 semester credit hours to complete, then a student is eligible for financial aid during the first 180 attempted credit hours as an Undergraduate.
(120 x 150% = 180 maximum attempted credit hours for financial aid eligibility).
Graduate students must complete their degree within the maximum time frame as determined and monitored by the Graduate School.
(30 x 150% = 45 maximum attempted credit hours for financial aid eligibility).
Second Degree-Seeking Students:
All attempted hours from a prior degree will not count towards the second degree, unless they are needed for that degree. A student pursuing a second undergraduate degree is eligible to receive financial aid for a maximum of 150% of the hours required for the second degree (Maximum of 228 hours including hours for first degree).
Mid-Year Transfer Students:
When a student transfers to the University, all of their transfer credit hours are counted towards SAP as attempted and earned hours. Any grades are excluded from the University for SAP purposes. The GPA starts at 0.00 as a new transfer.