Cumberland University

Undergraduate- Am I Eligible?

Applicants for aid under Federal programs such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and the Federal Direct Student Loan Program(s) must meet the following criteria:
  1. Students must be U.S. citizens, national or permanent residents.
  2. Students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis (six hours) in a regular degree-seeking program.
  3. Students may not be in default on any student loan or be obligated to pay a refund to any Federal Aid program received at any institution.
  4. Recipients must maintain "satisfactory academic progress" in their chosen course of study. The following standards of progress are used to determine good standing. Students must, as a minimum, complete the requirement for cumulative credit hours for which they receive Federal student financial aid payments as follows:

    0 - 29 semester hours attempted......1.50 GPA
    30 - 59 semester hours attempted....1.80 GPA
    60 + semester hours attempted........2.00 GPA

    Only course work taken at Cumberland University is used to calculate satisfactory academic progress. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each semester.
  5. An applicant must be an undergraduate student who has not previously received a Bachelor's degree. Graduate students may apply for financial aid from the Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Direct Stafford programs. An applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).