WVU To Review GPAs More Often, Guard Financial Aid

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (AP) - West Virginia University will review students' academic performance three times a year instead of once to help guard against the loss of financial aid.

The Dominion Post says WVU's previous practice was inadequate under federal regulations.

Enrollment director Brenda Thompson told a Faculty Senate committee about the change Monday.

Financial aid is tied to grade-point averages and credit hours. Thompson says WVU used to review those at the end of the spring semester.

Now, they'll be reviewed at the end of the spring, summer and fall terms. Students who are performing poorly will be put on academic probation.

They'll then have one to three semesters to show they can complete courses or improve their grades.

Before, they had two years. That meant they risked accumulating debt, then losing aid.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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