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Maintaining Eligibility

Each scholarship program requires that you meet certain basic elements of cumulative GPR and credit hour requirements. As a scholarship recipient, you must be enrolled full-time (12 hours) for your scholarship to pay towards your account each semester (fall and spring).

You are also required to have 30 cumulative earned hours by the end of your first academic year, 60 cumulative earned hours by the end of your second academic year, and 90 cumulative earned hours by the end of your third academic year. An academic year entails the fall, spring, and summer terms. Hours earned via transfer credit, dual credit, and AP/IB testing may be used towards the completion of this requirement. Any transfer credit taken outside of Texas A&M University must have an official transcript reported before the 12th class day of the Fall semester.

Each scholarship program’s requirements are identified in the consolidated Scholarships Handbook. If you are not able to meet these requirements, you will face the following course of action: probation, suspension, and/or automatic suspension.
GPR Process
Each student receiving a scholarship(s) will have their cumulative GPR evaluated at the end of each semester. For students receiving multiple scholarships with different GPR requirements, GPR will be individually reviewed based on requirements for each scholarship.
GPR Scholarship Probation

If you fail to meet the GPR requirements of your scholarship(s) for a first-time offense, then you will be placed on a semester-long probationary period while continuing to receive scholarship payment. You must be meeting the Scholarship(s) GPR requirements by the end of the probationary period in order to continue receiving payment from your scholarship(s) in future semesters.

GPR Scholarship Suspension

As a second offense, if you are still not meeting the GPR requirements of your scholarship(s) after the probationary period, your scholarship(s) will be suspended. No scholarship payments are posted to your bill while on suspension and future terms of your scholarship(s) will be terminated. You forfeit any scholarship payments terminated during a suspension period. Please see scholarship Eligibility FAQs for information in regards to the scholarship appeal process.

GPR Automatic Suspension

A cumulative GPR of less than 2.0 at the end of a semester results in automatic suspension of your scholarship(s) with no probationary period. No scholarship payments are posted to your bill while on automatic suspension and future terms of your scholarship(s) will be terminated. You forfeit any scholarship payments terminated during a suspension period. Please see scholarship FAQs for information in regards to the scholarship appeal process.

30-60-90 Cumulative Earned Hours Process
Students receiving a scholarship(s) will also have their cumulative earned hours evaluated at the end of each academic year.
30-60-90 Scholarship Probation

If you fail to meet the cumulative earned hour requirement for a first-time offense, you will be placed on a year-long probationary period and will continue to receive payments from your scholarship(s).  You must meet the requirements of your scholarship(s) by the end of the probationary period in order to continue receiving payments from your scholarship(s) in future semesters.

30-60-90 Scholarship Suspension

As a second offense, if you are still not meeting the 30-60-90 cumulative earned hours requirement after the probationary period, your scholarship(s) will be suspended. No scholarship payments are posted to your bill while on suspension and future terms of your scholarship(s) will be terminated. You forfeit any scholarship payments terminated during a suspension period. Please see scholarship FAQs for information in regards to the scholarship appeal process.

Reinstatement of Scholarship
If you start meeting the minimum requirements, including required hours and cumulative GPR, for your scholarship(s) after a scholarship suspension, you may request to be reviewed for reinstatement of remaining scholarship payments by filing a scholarship reinstatement form:  scholarships.tamu.edu/forms
However, not all scholarships are eligible for reinstatement. If a scholarship does allow for reinstatement, it is subject to funding availability. A reinstated scholarship will not include payments that were terminated during the suspension period.
May I submit an appeal if my scholarship is suspended?
Upon notification of suspension from your scholarship, you will receive instructions regarding the online appeal process. The appeal process begins immediately after we notify you, so it is important to check your TAMU email account and Financial Aid Portal regularly.
May I Q-drop a class?
Yes, you may Q-Drop a class. It is important to note, however, that a Q-dropped class will be marked as incomplete. Therefore, it will not count as earned credit applied towards your 30-60-90 hours requirement. 

Scholarship recipients that are enrolled at Texas A&M must have a minimum of 30 cumulative earned hours by the end of their first academic year, 60 cumulative earned hours by the end of their second academic year, and 90 cumulative earned hours by the end of their third academic year. Dual credit/AP credit/ or transfer hours may be included in your cumulative earned hours.
What happens if I have to withdraw from the university?
For all classifications, the scholarship funds will remain applied even if you withdraw after funds have disbursed to your student billing account. That semester will count against your multi-year scholarship allotment. Following the semester in which you withdraw you may be placed on probation or suspension if you did not complete the required hours for your scholarship.
Will my mid-term grades be monitored for my scholarship?
Yes. After mid-term grades have posted for first-year freshmen scholarship recipients, students that post below their scholarship requirements will be notified of their current progress by the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for Scholarship SAP purposes. Mid-term grades are reviewed during both the fall and spring semesters for all first-year freshmen scholarship recipients. Upperclassmen will not have their midterm grades monitored for their scholarship purposes.
Per TAMU Student rule 27 a student is ineligible to receive a university-administered scholarship when the length of the probation/deferred suspension is greater than one semester. Some scholarships adhere to more strict guidelines. Therefore, ineligibility may result from a lesser length of probation or deferred suspension. These sanctions imply a serious offense(s) and must be uniformly applied by the office administering the scholarship upon notification by the University Conduct Administrator.

If your conduct probation/deferred suspension period begins before funds have been disbursed for the semester you are not eligible for the funds and the scholarship will be cancelled.

If your conduct probation/deferred suspension period begins after funds have been disbursed for the semester you may keep the funds as long as the probation/deferred suspension period is not greater than one semester.

If your scholarship is a multi-year scholarship, a written request for reinstatement must be submitted to Scholarships & Financial Aid to reinstate the scholarship once you become re-eligible. Reinstatement to a previous scholarship is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of funds and whether the terms of the scholarship allow for reinstatement. Reinstatement requires that you meet all eligibility criteria including hours completed and cumulative GPR.

Scholarships & Financial Aid will handle the review of all conduct probation for all university scholarships in coordination with the academic colleges and departments.

A student who is on Honor Violation Probation is subject to the following restrictions:

  • Ineligibility to hold an office in any student organization recognized by the university or to hold any elected or appointed position within the university.
  • Ineligibility to represent the university to anyone outside the university community in any way, including representing the university at any official function, intercollegiate athletics or any forms of intercollegiate competition or representation.
  • Ineligibility to receive a university-administered scholarship or fellowship when the “Honor Violation Probation” is in place for longer than one semester. Some scholarships adhere to more strict guidelines, and, therefore, ineligibility may result from a lesser length of time on “Honor Violation Probation.”
  • Ineligibility to receive an Aggie Ring, to pre-register for classes, or to receive a diploma.
  • Additional restrictions or conditions also may be imposed, depending on the timing, nature and severity of the misconduct. Examples are inability to receive an official transcript and inability to participate in commencement exercises.
Honor Violation Probation can be assessed either by itself or in combination with any other penalty. Students on Honor Violation Probation may not be considered “In Good Standing” with the University. It takes effect immediately upon a finding of academic dishonesty. Removal of the Honor Violation Probation is addressed below.

For more information visit aggiehonor.tamu.edu.

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