Federal regulations mandate that every Title IV institution have a policy establishing standards of satisfactory academic progress for students who receive financial aid. These standards are based on two basic criteria: number of credit hours completed toward a degree each semester and the cumulative grade point average. For more information. please review our full Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. (Adobe PDF)

Student Financial Services reviews your progress at the end of every semester. Attempted hours will be measured each semester at the end of the add/drop period (the end of the 1st week of the semester). You must successfully complete 67% of your attempted hours. For example, if you attempt 12 hours, you are required to complete 9 hours successfully to comply with the regulation.

If you are not meeting the minimum requirements once grades are posted, you will be given a probationary semester. A letter will be sent to you regarding the probation. The notice will inform you that you have until the end of the following semester to meet the minimum standards. If you are not meeting satisfactory academic progress standards by that time, you will be ineligible for any future financial aid. You will be sent a warning notice and a financial aid hold will be placed on your account.

You will not be eligible for any future financial aid until you are again making satisfactory academic progress at Southeast. To reestablish satisfactory academic progress, you will need to attend Southeast at your own expense. If you feel you have mitigating circumstances, you may submit a personal letter of appeal using the following Appeal Form (Adobe PDF) stating the reason(s) why you have not met the minimum requirements and any supporting documentation. However, if you are appealing due to a "maximum timeframe", please review the Maximum Timeframe Appeal Directions for specific guidance. All appeals will be reviewed by a committee.


Phone: 573.651.2253
Fax: 573.651.5006

Hours: 8am-5pm M-F,
(9am-5pm Wed)

Student Financial Services
Academic Hall Room 019
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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