Satisfactory Academic Progress
To be eligible for Title IV funds students must make satisfactory academic progress as outlined by Georgia Allied Health Institute. Students must adhere to this policy in order to continue to receive financial aid funds for the programs they are enrolled in.
Qualitative and Quantitative
Satisfactory Progress requires a minimum GPA at all times during the program. If a student in the Ultrasound Technician program student a fall below 2.0GPA and has less than 67% of the scheduled attendance for a payment period, the student will be placed on warning for the next payment period. A student is considered in satisfactory progress while on warning. If he or she does not bring the average up by the end of the warning period all financial aid will be terminated.
Students who are in programs of only one academic year who do not have a 2.0 GPA and have not completed at least 67% of the scheduled clock hours by the end of the first payment period are considered not meeting SAP and the student will be placed on warning for the next payment period. A student is considered in satisfactory progress while on warning. If he or she does not bring the average up by the end of the warning period all financial aid will be terminated.
A student may appeal a determination of unsatisfactory progress by submitting a written appeal to the school Director. The decision of the Director shall be final. Special consideration will be made for mitigating circumstances (that is illness, death in the family, etc.) The student must include in the appeal, why the student failed to make satisfactory progress and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the
student to demonstrate satisfactory progress at the end of the next evaluation. After a successful appeal, the student will be placed on probation for the following payment period and we’ll reinstate financial aid during that payment period. The student must be in SAP at the end of the probationary period or all financial aid will be terminated.
A student must satisfactory complete a minimum number of hours, 67% of the scheduled attendance, toward his/her educational goal based on time increments and complete his/her course of study in 1 ½ times the normal time frame for completion. The programs at Georgia Allied vary in length but each student has 1 ½ times the normal length to complete the programs. The full time Ultrasound Technician program is normally completed in 78 weeks a student will have 117 within maximum timeframe to finish. Patient Care Technician full time is 21 weeks and students will have 32 weeks to complete within maximum timeframe. Medical Assistant is 16 weeks in length and students will have 24 weeks to complete the program within maximum timeframe.
Payment periods for Ultrasound Technician will be:
Payment periods for Patient Care Technician will be:
Payment periods for Medical Assistant will be:
Course incompletes, Repetition, and Non-credit Remedial courses
Course incompletes, repetitions, and non-remedial courses do not normally apply but are considered in the maximum time frame for completion. Transfer of credit Transfer hours will be considered when determining the maximum time frame for completion of the program.
If the student withdraws from the program, the student’s maximum time frame is normally not affected but the student’s status at the time of withdrawal could affect the student’s financial aid eligibility.