In order to remain eligible to receive many types of financial aid, students must
continue to meet satisfactory academic progress guidelines regarding credit load and
enrollment, grade point average, pace, maximum time frame, and other criteria. Students
who are not in good academic standing are at risk for losing financial aid eligibility
and should contact the Financial Aid office to discuss their eligibility and the possibility
of appealing the loss of financial aid.
An academic standing hold is not a punishment or the end of your academic career.
The hold is a notification that it is time to seek help in taking an active approach
to improve your academics and get your academic wellness back on track. Students
should contact their
advising office to determine how to resolve their hold. In most cases, students will need to meet
with an advisor and in the meeting you may be asked to:
Reflect on challenges that led to academic difficulty
Discuss campus resources
Plan a balanced schedule
Understand GPA, grades, and policies
Develop a plan for success
The academic standing remark is considered to be accurate at the time of the review
and is not typically altered. Students who resolve Incomplete (I) grades after the
review can contact the Academic Standing Coordinator, Michelle Setnikar, at
Michelle.Setnikar@stonybrook.edu to find out if an update is possible.