Satisfactory Academic Progress

Continuation Policy for Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid programs are awarded contingent upon the successful completion of 66.66% of the coursework undertaken each semester and an academic grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above.  The time limit for receipt of federal financial aid is based on your degree of study and the required number of credit hours for degree completion.  The Maximum time frame is 150% of those required credit hours, for example, a degree requiring 124 credit hours a student would be able to attempt 186 credits before ceasing to be able to receive federal financial aid. Appeals to this policy may be made in writing to the Office of Financial Aid. The appeal must include the reasons why satisfactory progress was not maintained and why financial aid should not be canceled.

Financial Aid Warning

Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA, or who do not complete 66.66% of the coursework attempted during any given semester, are placed on financial aid warning.  Financial aid may be received during this warning semester. To be removed from financial aid warning, students must earn a minimum of a 2.0 semester GPA and complete 66.66% of the coursework attempted in the warning semester.

Financial Aid Cancellation

All financial aid will be canceled if a student does not earn a 2.0 GPA, or fails to complete 66.66% of the coursework undertaken in the warning semester.  Financial aid may be reinstated after a student successfully increases their GPA and completion rate to a 2.0 and 66.66% respectively. If a student is placed on financial aid cancellation they do have the ability to appeal the decision. Appeals must be made in writing to the Office of Financial Aid. It is highly recommended that you speak with a financial aid representative before completing your appeal. In general an appeal must specifically state why it was impossible for you not meet the above standards and what you have done/will do to be successful in the future.

Financial Aid

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027
917-493-4809
finaid@msmnyc.edu

Jacqueline Felder

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
917-493-4462
jfelder@msmnyc.edu

Adam Ghiloni

Director of Financial Aid
917-493-4463
aghiloni@msmnyc.edu

Daniel J Kelleher

Financial Aid Coordinator
917-493-4445
dkelleher@msmnyc.edu

Fax: 212-749-3025