Keeping your Aid


The number of hours you take each semester can impact the amount of financial aid you receive.  

  • Many aid programs have minimum enrollment requirements to disburse each semester. ** Please note that as of the 2016/2017 aid year, most UNF institutional grants and Enrollment Services scholarships require enrollment in at least 15 degree-applicable credit hours for disbursement.  
  • Some financial aid programs may prorate based on the number of hours you take each term. If you enroll less than full-time, the program may disburse less than the full award amount.   
  • UNF defines half-time enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students as six degree-applicable credit hours per term (e.g. fall, spring or summer).      
  • Other aid programs may require you to attain a specified GPA or complete a specified number of credit hours each year.

To review the eligibility and renewal requirements for your specific financial aid awards read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.


If you receive Federal Title IV financial aid and you withdraw or stop attending one or more of your classes, a portion of your aid may be returned (owed back). Read more about Withdrawals and Financial Aid or read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students must maintain specified grade point averages and proceed through their academic program at a pace leading to completion within a specified time frame, to qualify and remain eligible for assistance from federal financial aid programs. 


Effective December, 2016 this means that you must: 

  • Complete a minimum of 67% of the hours you attempt cumulatively (including withdrawal and transfer hours).
  • Achieve a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students (2.5 for College of Education and Human Services majors excluding Sports Management and ASL), 3.0 for Graduate students.
  • Complete your degree requirements within a maximum number of hours: 150% of the length of  your program (for most undergraduate students this is defined as 180 attempted hours).

Learn more about UNF’s Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines and appeal procedure or read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.


Read UNF's formal Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.