East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania has developed standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with federal regulations. These procedures measures qualitative (cumulative quality point average), quantitative (number of credits completed) and maximum time frame for completion.

A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive federal Title IV aid. Federal financial aid includes Federal PELL Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Direct PLUS Loan and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan.

Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, according to these standards, will result in the loss of Federal Title IV financial aid until such time as the student is again maintaining satisfactory academic progress. All periods of enrollment are included, whether or not the student received federal financial aid during that time.

These procedures are separate from the University's academic standing/scholarship policy.

Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.

If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.

If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

The Wellness Education and Prevention office plans, coordinates, and supports prevention efforts that reduce dangerous drug and alcohol use and related negative consequences.

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Please contact us with any questions about Financial Aid. ESU's Title IV Code is 003320.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall 110
(570) 422-2800
(570) 422-2850 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Financial Aid
Leo Hertling
(570) 422-2828