Federal regulations require the University of Louisiana at Monroe to establish a satisfactory
academic progress (SAP) policy to ensure that students receiving financial aid are
making reasonable progress towards completing their degree. Students who fail to make
progress toward the completion of their education will be suspended from receiving
2016-2017 Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Department of Education has recently published new regulations which impact students who repeat courses. These repeat courses may impact your financial aid eligibility and awards for Federal Title IV financial aid.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires a school that has an intercollegiate athletic program to make prospective students aware of its commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its male and female students.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement/ Disclaimer Information
The University of Louisiana at Monroe adheres to the principal of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or handicap. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by The University.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe, an institution of higher learning, maintains compliance with the requirements and regulations set forth by the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as amended June 17, 1976. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Compliance Guidelines are available to parents and students in the Office of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Division of Information Services, Registrar and Student Government Association.
The Financial Aid Office reserves the right on behalf of ULM to review and cancel an award at any time because of changes in the student's financial or academic status, changes of curriculum, or the student's involvement in student unrest as defined by Public Laws 91-204, 91-557, 90-575, Sections 407, 411, 504(a).
For More Information see the Office of Human Resources.
Books and Supplies Disbursement Policy & Procedure for Pell Eligible Students
In order to academically succeed in a program, a student must be able to purchase books and supplies at the
beginning of the academic period. Therefore, by the seventh day of a payment period, ULM provides a way
for a student who is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant to obtain or purchase the books and supplies required for
the payment period.
In an effort to educate borrowers in making informed financial decisions while in school and to help students realize their educational goals with the minimum necessary amount of educational debt, the ULM Financial Aid Office has adopted a Student Loan Debt Management Policy.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989 - also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act - requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drug. The DFSCA also requires the establishment of a drug and alcohol prevention program.
Through programs of education, information, and active police and security presence the ULM police department endeavors to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are free from safely distractions so that they may learn, teach, and conduct research.
Warhawk Alert is an emergency notification system that provides instant notification capabilities during a crisis on campus.
Education after high school involves your time, money, and effort. It is a big investment that carries with it many rights and responsibilities. As a student, you have the right to know:
If you believe a mistake has been made or if your enrollment or financial situation changes, you may ask to have your financial aid package reviewed.
As a student, it is your responsibility to:
ULM accreditation documents may be viewed at http://ulm.edu/upa/
This policy is applicable to all ULM students who receive Title IV aid and who resign (either "officially" through the Registrar's Office - OR - "unofficially" by no longer attending classes) from ULM before completing 60% of the semester.
Applicable to ALL ULM students
If the percentage of earned aid is greater than 60%, the student does not have to return Title IV Aid.
If you resign ("officially" or "unofficially"), you are responsible for returning the unearned portion of your financial aid package, including but not limited to Pell Grants and Direct Loans. If you do not return these unearned funds, you may not be eligible for future financial aid at this or other universities.
Amounts that must be returned to the Title IV Program must be returned in this order (both policies):
If a student withdraws from a semester and receives less federal student aid than the amount earned, then the student is entitled to a post-withdrawal disbursement. The student must have met all of the conditions for a late disbursement prior to the date the student became ineligible (date of withdrawal). If the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal of grant funds, ULM will apply the funds without the students permission for current charges for tuition, fees, and room and board (if living on-campus) up to the amount for the outstanding charges. If the student or parent is eligible for a post-withdrawal from Title IV loans funds, the Office of Financial Aid will notify the student or parent in writing prior to making any post-withdrawal disbursement, whether those loan funds will credit the student's account or be disbursed directly to the student or parent. The written notification must be made within 30 days to confirm in writing that the student or parent wants the post-withdrawal disbursement. If no confirmation is received, the loan will be cancelled.