Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Graduate School students are eligible for financial aid consideration for a total of 45 credit hours attempted or until the Masters degree is conferred, whichever comes first. Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and successfully pass 75% of all credit hours attempted.


If extenuating circumstances have affected a student’s progress, a written appeal must be received by the Financial Aid Office within 30 days of the date of the termination notification.

The following circumstances may qualify for a legitimate appeal:

  1. Student illness requiring physician’s care.
  2. Major illness or death in the student’s immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, child, grandparent).

The appeal may be submitted by the student and along with appropriate documentation. Appeals will be reviewed and a written response sent to the student within 10 days of the decision. Creighton University reserves the right, at any time, to review any individual case should the situation warrant.