Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require the university to establish and apply reasonable standards of satisfactory progress for the purpose of the receipt of financial assistance under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The law requires institutions to develop policies regarding satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Each institution must design criteria, which outlines the definition of student progress towards a degree and the consequences to the student if progress is not achieved. URG students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory progress in their selected course of study as set forth in this policy. For full policy, follow link: Satisfactory Academic Policy for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Fraud Notice

The University of Rio Grande follows established guidelines for the prevention of, identification of, and response to indications of identity theft and financial aid fraud.  To read the full notice, follow the link: Notice Regarding Financial Aid Fraud

Enrollment Verification

Federal Title IV financial aid (Pell Grant, Direct Loan, FWS, SEOG, etc) may only be paid for classes in which a student begins attendance.  Faculty members report any students as non-attending within the first two weeks of a traditional semester and within the first week of an accelerated term.  Financial aid is adjusted and paid based on the hours documented on the student's academic record as registered and attending as of the 15th day of a traditional semester and the 5th day of an accelerated term.  For full policy, click here: Non-Attendance Policy