The links below provide information regarding financial aid policies applicable at
Satisfactory Academic Progress
D'Youville students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory
progress in their selected course of study.
Federal and State regulations require D'Youville to establish and apply reasonable
standards of satisfactory academic progress for the purpose of the receipt of financial assistance under the programs authorized
by Title IV of the Higher Education Act and the New York State Tuition Assistance
Program. These laws require institutions to develop policies regarding satisfactory
academic progress (SAP). Each institution must design criteria, which outlines the
definition of student progress towards a degree and the consequences to the student
if progress is not achieved.
The D'Youville Merit Scholarship program is also subject to SAP.
D'Youville students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory
progress in their selected course of study as set forth in these policies:
The formal withdrawal process begins with a form the Registrar's office. To start
this process, students must complete and submit a Leave of Absence Withdrawal form.
For a student whom the school has determined attended past the drop/add period and
has unofficially withdrawn, the withdrawal date shall be considered the midpoint of
the semester or term. In this case, a Return of Title IV Funds will be performed using
the 50% point in the semester as the date of withdrawal.
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any
federal or state law involving possession or sale of a controlled substance during
a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not
be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance
during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval
If convicted of an offense involving:
The possession of a controlled substance, ineligibility period is:
- First Offense: 1 year
- Second Offense: 2 years
- Third Offense: Indefinite
The Sale of a Controlled Substance:, ineligibility period is:
- First Offense: 2 years
- Second Offense: Indefinite
A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession
or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility
- The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that complies with
the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations and includes two unannounced drug
- The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation
program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; or
- The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.
Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
For students who have been awarded an undergraduate merit scholarship (Presidential
Honors, Academic Distinction, Achievement or Transfer Achievement), the following
- The award will only be applied to tuition with the exception of the residential portion
of the Presidential Honors and Academic Distinction scholarships.
- The student must maintain at least 12 credits per semester. Students with a merit
scholarship that is a percentage of their tuition (either 50% of honors or 25% for
academic distinction) who drop below full time status during the tuition liability
period, receive either 50% or 25% of the tuition for which they are liable. This will
be counted as one semester of scholarship eligibility.
- The student must meet the required academic cumulative average to maintain the award.
The required cumulative averages are:
For students who are receiving a resident scholarship, the award is for either 50%
(Academic Distinction) or 25% (Presidential Honors) of the standard double room rate
in Marguerite Hall; or 50% or 25% of the standard quad room rate in the apartments.
Students must be full time residents and enrolled in class for 12 or more hours to
receive these awards. If the student drops below 12 hours after the add-drop period,
and remains in residence on a full time basis, the student will keep the full amount
of the resident portion of their scholarship.
The first semester a student does not attain the cumulative average required by their
scholarship he/she will receive notice that they are being placed on scholarship probation.
- Presidential Honors: 2.75
- Academic Distinction: 2.50
- Achievement: 2.25
- Transfer Achievement: 2.50
For entering freshman students in 4 year programs the award will cover a maximum of
8 consecutive semesters.
For entering freshman students enrolled in 5 year combined degree programs the award
will cover a maximum of 10 consecutive semesters. The eligible 5 year dual degree
programs include: physician assistant, occupational therapy, dietetics, and international
For entering freshmen students enrolled in a 4+1 year degree program the award will
cover a maximum of 10 consecutive semesters. The eligible 4+1 programs are childhood-education,
childhood-special education and accounting/international business
Entering freshmen students enrolled in the institution through the Career Discovery
Program (CDP) will receive the award for a maximum of 8 or 10 semesters, based on
the declared academic major.
A student who changes his/her major from a 4 year program (8 semesters) to a five
year program (10 semesters) will have their scholarship changed to a maximum of 10
A student who changes their major from a 5 year program (10 semesters) to a 4 year
program (8 semesters) will have their scholarship reduced to 8 semesters.
For transfer students who receive the transfer achievement scholarship the length
of the award will be based on the number of semesters needed to complete the undergraduate
or combined or 4 + 1 degree program, as determined by the registrar and academic program.
Entering students enrolled in the ADVANCE program are not eligible to receive undergraduate
merit scholarships from D'Youville.
Students decelerating or needing extra time to complete their degree may find that
the scholarship award does not cover extra semester’s work.
Students who meet the scholarship requirements and take an official leave from the
institution will be allowed to take up to 2 semesters of official leave without the
loss of any of their scholarship. Students called to active duty under the Military
Leave of Absence Policy will be processed according to the military leave regulations.
Students who file for a leave of absence after the add-drop time period will incur
prorated charges from the institution. Scholarship students will be given the option
of using their scholarship to help pay off those charges, which will consume that
semester’s award, or to pay off the charges in some other method, which will “save”
the semester’s scholarship for future use. Students called to active duty under the
Military Leave of Absence Policy will be processed according to the military leave
Students who withdraw from the institution or leave the institution without filing
for a leave of absence will lose their scholarship.
Students who are eligible for institution waivers (GNSH, Family Tuition Waiver, etc.)
may also be eligible for a need based D’Youville Grant. The combined awards cannot
exceed the cost of tuition.
For Canadian students, the 20% discount/waiver pertains to tuition only (no fees,
or room and board) and is applied to your bill AFTER all other D’Youville grants and
scholarships are credited to your bill.
Students who receive the 50% RN to BSN waiver are not eligible for any merit scholarships,
donor-funded scholarships, D’Youville Grant, federal work-study, SEOG or Perkins Loans.
Students who are attending the institution on the CICU or any other full tuition exchange
program are not eligible for merit scholarships, donor funded scholarships or D’Youville
Physician Assistant students complete their final year between May and December. Thus,
their final two semesters are summer and fall. Their merit scholarship will be awarded
for these summer and fall semesters. For the resident portion of the award for the
summer session; the award would cover 50% or 25% (depending on the type of scholarship)
of the total cost of their summer residency. For the fall semester it will cover 50%
or 25% of the semester cost for housing, as outlined in #4 above.
Students enrolled in the 6 year doctor of physical therapy (DPT) track who complete
the undergraduate portion of their program after 6 semesters will be able to apply
the remaining 2 semesters of their merit scholarship to the 4th year of the program, fall and spring. The 4th year of the program must be at least 12 hours per semester to be eligible for the
award. The award for this graduate work will be based on the undergraduate tuition
rate or the graduate per credit hour rate, whichever is less.
Students who enter the institution with the intention of enrolling in the professional
pharmacy program will retain their scholarship for the undergraduate portion of their
studies, not to exceed 8 semesters. Once accepted into the professional pharmacy program
if the student has used 6 or less semester’s worth of scholarship they will be entitled
to 2 semesters of scholarship at the professional level. The award for these 2 semesters
will be based on the undergraduate tuition rate. In the professional level of the
pharmacy program merit awards will only apply to the first year (P1) of the program.
Recipients of the Dillon Scholarship, Catholic Scholarship and Say Yes Scholarship
will keep their scholarships for 8 or 10 semesters, depending on the program of study.
Dillon Scholarship and Say Yes Scholarship recipients who later matriculate into the
professional pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program are eligible to retain the scholarship for
a maximum of 8 consecutive semesters. This award will be disbursed at the prevailing
undergraduate tuition rate, including the first four semesters of the professional
pharmacy program when students are billed at the professional pharmacy tuition rate.
- During the one semester probation period the student will continue to receive his/her
- After one semester, if the student does not attain the required cumulative average
he/she will not receive the scholarship for that semester, or any future semesters
until the required cumulative average is attained.
- For each semester after the scholarship probation semester that the cumulative average
is below the award requirement the scholarship will not be awarded and the student
will permanently lose that semester’s scholarship award.
Updated: November 2018