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Scholarship Maintenance Plan

The Scholarship Maintenance Plan is designed to help you if you are at risk of losing your ASU merit scholarship by allowing you to retain a portion of the scholarship award value.

Fully Renewing your Scholarship

In order to renew 100% of your scholarship, you must successfully complete the following by the end of each academic year (fall, spring and immediately trailing summer):

  • Earn 30 ASU credits in one academic year
  • Earn an ASU 3.00 cumulative gpa

Note: All other terms of your scholarship also apply. For more information, please click here.

Partially Renewing your Scholarship

The Scholarship Maintenance Plan is used when the above requirements are not fully met. The following provides the percentage of the award you will receive based on your ASU cumulative GPA and earned ASU credit hours:

3.00+ ASU Cumulative GPA 2.5 to 2.99 ASU Cumulative GPA 2.49 ASU Cumulative GPA or Below
29 to 24 credit hours 30 to 24 credit hours 23 or less credit hours 30 to 0 credit hours
1st year of not
meeting renewal criteria
80% of original award 80% of original award 0% of original award 0% of original award
2nd consecutive year of not
meeting renewal criteria
70% of original award 70% of original award 0% of original award 0% of original award
3rd consecutive year of not
meeting renewal criteria
60% of original award 60% of original award 0% of original award 0% of original award

 

Additional Information

For every consecutive year you do not fully meet the renewal requirements (earn 30 ASU credits in one academic year and an ASU 3.00 cumulative gpa), the percentage you will be able to receive of your merit scholarship will be reduced. However, if at the end of any academic year you are able to fully meet the renewal requirements the merit scholarship will be renewed at 100%.

Regaining your Scholarship

If you are receiving a percentage of your scholarship’s original value due to your earned ASU credit hours and/or ASU cumulative GPA, you may be able to regain 100% renewal of your scholarship. At the end of each academic year (fall, spring and immediately trailing summer) Financial Aid and Scholarship Services will review your progress. If you meet the requirements to fully renew your scholarship (see above) we will increase the percentage of your award accordingly.

Scenario A

Ashley is entering her junior year at ASU. During her sophomore year she completed 28 ASU credit hours and maintained a 3.27 ASU Cumulative GPA. For her junior year her merit scholarship will be renewed at 80%.

Scenario B

John is entering his senior year. He earned 22 ASU credit hours with an ASU cumulative GPA of 2.75. As a result, his merit scholarship was not renewed for his junior year. However, at the end of his junior year he completed 30 ASU credit hours with a 3.16 ASU cumulative gpa. While John lost two semesters of scholarship eligibility, his merit scholarship was renewed at 100% for his senior year.

Scenario C

Carlos is entering his junior year. During his freshman year he earned  24 ASU credit hours with a 2.86 ASU cumulative GPA. For his sophomore year his scholarship was renewed at 80%. At the end of his sophomore he again earned 24 ASU credit hours with a 3.07 ASU cumulative gpa. Since this is the second consecutive year he has not fully met the renewal requirements, his merit scholarship will only be renewed at 70% for his junior year.

Scenario D

Mary is entering her senior year. Due to not meeting renewal criteria during her freshman and sophomore years, Mary’s merit scholarship was not renewed. However, by the end of her junior year she completed 30 ASU credit hours and raised her ASU cumulative GPA to 3.00. While she lost 4 semester of eligibility, Mary’s merit scholarship was renewed at 100% for her senior year.

 

FAQs

Still have questions? Learn more about how the Scholarship Maintenance Plan applies to your specific situation below:

Can I use summer session to increase my GPA and/or credit hours and recover my full scholarship amount?

Yes. Students who do not meet renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester may complete ASU summer courses to increase ASU credit hours and/or ASU cumulative GPA.  Only ASU summer courses are accepted to meet your prior year deficiency. 

If I am enrolled in the scholarship maintenance plan and meet criteria by the end of the fall semester, can I recover my full scholarship in the spring?

No. Your scholarship has been reduced for one academic year (fall and spring). At the end of that year, your performance will be re-evaluated. If you meet the minimum scholarship criteria by the end of the spring semester, your scholarship will automatically be restored to its original annual amount the following year. This decision cannot be appealed.

What criteria do I have to meet in order to recover my original scholarship amount?

In order to recover 100% of your scholarship, you must successfully complete the following by the end of each academic year (fall, spring and immediately trailing summer).
- earn an ASU 3.00 cumulative GPA
- complete successfully 30 ASU credits in one academic year
You must also complete all other criteria specified by your scholarship. See students.asu.edu/scholarships/renewals for a list of qualifying credit and additional criteria.

What if I don’t meet the minimum requirements after one year in the Scholarship Maintenance Plan?

If you maintain a 2.50 to 2.99 and complete a minimum of 24 credits or higher each academic year, you will remain in the Scholarship Maintenance Plan. Your scholarship will be awarded at a reduced rate.

Do I have to do anything to enroll in the Scholarship Maintenance  Plan?

No. Your participation is automatic. Your scholarship will be posted to your account and you can view it on My ASU.

I lost my scholarship. What if I meet my scholarship requirements one year later? Can I get my scholarship back?

If you remained continuously enrolled at ASU and meet the renewal requirements, you may be eligible to recover a portion or full amount of your scholarship. Please note that any semesters you were not on scholarship still count toward your maximum semesters of eligibility.

 

Can I appeal?

Only very limited extenuating circumstances beyond your control, such as a serious medical emergency, are considered for appeals. The completed appeal must be submitted by July 1. Appeal decisions are final. To find out more about the appeals process, please visit the scholarship appeals page.