Financial Aid Policies
Hamline University has a broad pool of funds for student financial awards. To help balance donor preferences and legal requirements regarding scholarships, a pool-and-match method of managing scholarships is utilized. Hamline selects recipients for the majority of awards based on neutral criteria such as merit and financial need. In rare cases where funding was given to Hamline University with specific restrictions (such as gender), the institution will honor those restrictions to the extent allowed by law. This approach ensures that Hamline awards scholarships in a manner that does not result in an advantage or disadvantage to a recipient because of his or her race, color, national origin, ethnicity, or gender.
Satisfactory academic progress
Financial aid eligibility is based on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. The Financial Aid Office measures academic performance and enforces SAP standards to ensure that financial aid recipients progress toward completion of their degree or certificate program. Students who fail to meet these standards become ineligible to receive financial aid until compliant with all of the requirements detailed in this policy.
To demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student’s academic performance must meet these two main components:
- Qualitative component, represented by grade point average (GPA)
- Quantitative component measured by credit completion (the ratio between attempted and completed credits) and the maximum time frame to complete the degree or certificate program
Return of financial aid policy
A student who withdraws from school or decreases their enrollment status may receive a decrease in the institutional charges (see withdraw charges policy from Student Accounts Office), as well as a reversal of a portion or all of their financial aid, depending on timing.
Determine your enrollment status
|Program types||Enrollment status||Credit requirement|
|Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, online bachelor’s, teaching licensure||Half-time||At least 6 credits per semester|
|Full-time||At least 12 credits per semester|
|Full-time (for State Grants)||At least 15 credits per semester for full reward|
|Master’s, doctorate, graduate certificates||Half-time||At least 4 credits per semester|
|Full-time||At least 8 credits per semester|