WVU reports dip in financial aid sanctions
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University reports a slight decrease in the number of students whose financial aid is jeopardized by low grades.
The Dominion Post reports that federal guidelines require to check student academic progress after each semester. A student's aid can be impacted if his or her grade point average is too low based on the number of credits completed.
Tresa Weimer is director of the university's financial aid office. She says this year, 1,538 undergraduates and 165 graduate students who received federal loans were put on warning. That's down from about 1,600 undergraduates and 236 graduate students last year.
The number of students put on financial aid suspension also declined from about 700 to 683.