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Financial Aid & Scholarship Renewal
- Minimum GPA and Credit Hours Requirement for Need-Based Aid:
- For renewal of need-based aid, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 1.75 after the first year and 2.0 after subsequent years. This is reviewed only in May. Thus, if the GPA slips below the minimum after the fall semester, a student has until May to try and raise it.
- If a student's GPA is below the minimum after the spring semester, he/she can write a letter of appeal to the Director of Financial Aid explaining the circumstances and requesting reinstatement of aid.
- Renewal of need-based aid requires that the student complete 75% of the credit hours attempted. This is a cumulative figure based on all semesters in attendance and is evaluated only in May.
2. Minimum GPA and Credit Hours Requirement for Merit-Based Aid:
- The minimum GPA required for merit-based aid awarded by Creighton (i.e. scholarships) depends on the specific scholarship. The majority of scholarships require a 2.5 cumulative GPA. However, some scholarships require a 3.0 or even a 3.3GPA. Refer to the current Bulletin for specifics.
- The cumulative GPA is reviewed only in May. Thus, if a student's GPA slips below the minimum requirement after the fall semester, he/she has until May to try and raise it.
- If a student loses merit-based aid because the cumulative GPA fell below the minimum, it will be renewed whenever the student raises it back to the minimum. If the student raises the GPA, he/she must notify the Financial Aid Office as the scholarship reinstatement does not happen automatically.
- If a student has a combination of merit and need-based aid, he/she must complete 75% of the credit hours attempted. This is a cumulative figure based on all semesters in attendance and is evaluated only in May.
- If the student has merit-based aid only, renewal is based solely upon reaching the minimum GPA as required by the specific scholarship.
- Click here for a complete listing of Financial Aid policies and procedures.
3. Tuition Remission
- To remain eligible for tuition remission, a student must remain in good academic standing as determined by your academic Dean.
- According to the Tuition Remission Policy, a student is allowed 136 credit hours. Withdrawals after the initial “drop-add” grace period count against the 136 hours.
- Click here for a Tuition Remission application.
- Click here for the Tuition Remission Policy.