Legislative Act 353 Retention Requirements

Scholarship Retention

To retain the award from one semester to the next, recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be checked at the end of each fall and spring semester.

The scholarship shall be withdrawn for any semester in which the recipient drops to part-time status prior to the completion of the University refund period (24th class day) unless it is the student’s graduating semester. The student will be eligible for funds in the subsequent semester provided all other criteria are met.

The Legislative Act 353 Scholarship may be used for the summer semester provided the student is full-time (6 hours) through the university refund period and has met the 2.0 GPA requirement at the end of the preceding spring semester.  In order to use the scholarship for the summer semester, the student must complete the Summer Legislative Act 353 form which may be requested from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  Summer semesters for which the scholarship is used count against the number of semesters of eligibility for this award.

Scholarship Probation

Students who do not maintain the required 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each semester will be placed on scholarship probation. Students will not receive funding from their scholarship while on scholarship probation.

Scholarship Reinstatement

If a student achieves the required 2.0 cumulative GPA then the student can contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships after all official grades have posted for the semester to request a review for reinstatement for the upcoming semester and to have the expiration date extended.