Financial Aid Time Limits and Satisfactory Academic Progress

One of the purposes of ESR Financial Aid is to encourage full-time participation, although what is considered full-time may be different for Residential, Access or Certificate students. In addition to credit hour limits, there are also limits on the combined number of Sessions for which a student may receive aid. Sessions need not be consecutive; sessions in which a student has been approved for Leave of Absence, or are on Academic Probation without aid, are not counted.

Acceptable Academic Progress Standards, as published in the Student Handbook, must be maintained in order to receive both ESR financial aid and FSA Loans. Students who fail to meet these standards are placed on academic probation and continue to receive aid for one session only. If they remain on probation after that session, all aid will be suspended until acceptable progress is made. Students with mitigating circumstances can appeal in writing to the Business Manager.See the information on academic progress and probation.

The limits on ESR financial aid are:

Degree/Campus Maximum Credits Maximum Sessions
M.Div./M.Min. –Residential 84 8
M.Div./M.Min. - Access 84 12
M.A. – Residential 48 4
M.A. – Access 48 6
Certificate 18 6