Financial Aid Standards



Institutional Aid Standards

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Students with Institutional Awards

Some institutional scholarships, grants, and room waivers have criteria that students must satisfy in order for it to be renewed from semester to semester (e.g. minimum GPAs, on-campus residence, etc.). In order to renew an award, students must satisfy all the criteria outlined in their initial award letter from admissions. The Financial Aid Office evaluates whether students satisfy this criteria at the end of each semester. Once the evaluation is complete, Financial Aid cancels all aid in which the student did not satisfy the standards and notifies the student. Institutional awards cancelled for these reasons are lost permanently.  If an award is for undergraduate study, a student will lose the award if their enrollment status changes to graduate student, even if the student meets all other criteria.

Note that the first time a student fails a GPA standard, the student is automatically assigned one-semester of probation and the award is reinstated for this probationary semester. If the student does not satisfy all the standards at the end of this probationary semester or in any future semester, the student becomes permanently ineligible for the award in future semesters.

The standards for undergraduate institutional awards depend upon a student's term of entry and geographic residence. Students are recommended to consult their original award letter from admissions to identify the actual standards that they must satisfy from semester to semester.  However, below please find some guidelines to follow:

New York State Residents of Clinton, Franklin, Essex, & Hamilton Counties

Name Cum GPA Residence Enrollment Maximum
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus or with Parents

Undergraduate:
12 credits or more

8 semesters
Academic Excellence Room 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Merit Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus or with Parents Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Merit Room 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Recognition Award 2.00 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Transfer Achievement Scholarship    

Undergraduate:
12 credits or more

2 semesters
Transfer Achievement Room   On-Campus

Undergraduate:
12 credits or more

2 semesters
Transfer Merit Room Scholarship   On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
2 semesters

New York State Residents from Other Counties

Name Cum GPA Residence Enrollment Maximum
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:12 credits or more 8 semesters
Academic Excellence Room 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Merit Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Merit Room 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Recognition Award 2.00 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Transfer Achievement Scholarship     Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
2 semesters
Transfer Achievement Room   On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
2 semesters
Transfer Merit Room Scholarship   On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
2 semesters

Residents from Other States

Name Cum GPA Residence Enrollment Maximum
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Academic Excellence Room 2.00 or higher On-Campus

Undergraduate:
12 credits or more

8 semesters
Freshman Merit Scholarship 3.25 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Merit Room 2.00 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Freshman Recognition Award 2.00 or higher On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Transfer Achievement Scholarship     Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
2 semesters
Transfer Achievement Room   On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
  8 semesters
Transfer Merit Room Scholarship   On-Campus

Undergraduate:
12 credits or more

  8 semesters
Transfer Recognition Award   On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
 8 semesters

International Students

Name Cum GPA Residence Enrollment Maximum
Freshman Merit Scholarships 3.25 or higher   Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Transfer Merit Scholarships 3.25 or higher   Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
6 semesters
Freshman Supplemental Grants 2.00 or higher   Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
10 semesters
Transfer Supplemental Grants 2.00 or higher   Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
8 semesters
Campus Community Award 2.00 or higher  On-Campus Undergraduate:
12 credits or more
 

Contact Information

For more information about Financial Aid at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Financial Aid Office
Location: Kehoe Administration Building, Suite 401-410
Phone: (518) 564-2072
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 768-5976
Fax: (518)564-4079
Email: finaid@plattsburgh.edu

Our mailing address:

Financial Aid Office
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-12681