Financial aid is awarded contingent upon the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic standing and progress toward a degree. Every student on financial aid will have his or her cumulative grade point average evaluated at the end of the Spring II term each academic year. At that point, a GPA below 3.0 places a master’s student on financial aid suspension and below 3.25 for a doctoral student. These GPAs are also the GPAs that must be maintained in order to matriculate and graduate from Lynn University.

Students receiving Title IV funding must complete their degrees within a specific time frame as follows:

Master’s Degree

  • Full-time: 18 terms (3 years)
  • Part-time: 36 terms (6 years)

Ph.D.

  • Full-time: 30 terms ( 7.5 years)
  • Part-time: 60 terms (15 years)

Ed.D.

  • Full-time: 13.5 terms (4.5 years)
  • Part-time: 27 terms (9 years)

Each Title IV recipient must meet a specific measurement of academic progress within the specified time frame as follows:

Master’s Degree

  • Full-time: 24 credits (annually)
  • Part-time: 12 credits (annually)

Ph.D.

  • Full-time: 8 credits (annually)
  • Part-time: 4 credits (annually)

Ed.D.

  • Full-time: 12 credits (annually)
  • Part-time: 6 credits (annually)

A course that receives a grade of “W” for a course withdrawal or a grade of an “I” for an incomplete or a falling grade of a “F” of an “NP” for Not Pass will be evaluated as a non-completed course. These noncompleted courses will jeopardize the student to be able to meet the Standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid.

Repeat courses may not always be evaluated as any other normal course. Lynn University does allow repetition of a course in a student’s enrollment status for a term as long as student has never passed the course. Student can retake a passed course once to get to improve the initial grade and receive Title IV Funds. å