Scholarship Award Policy

This policy governs the administration of the financial aid and scholarship programs.

  1. All letters of intent will contain the statement: “Violations of college policies and violations of state/local laws are grounds for termination of this scholarship.”
  2. Scholarships will be limited to 18 semester hours with an allowance of 9 semester hours for developmental courses.
  3. The 18-semester hour limit will not apply to participation courses required for scholarship eligibility. Examples of participation courses are: orientation, varsity sports, fine arts, student learning improvement and agriculture techniques etc. A maximum of 3 credit hours per activity will be allowed each semester unless approved by the Vice President for Instruction.
  4. The loan of books scholarship will be limited to 18 semester hours. Workbooks and other materials are not part of this scholarship.
  5. The Financial Aid Director will announce a deadline date for scholarship renewals.
  6. The GPA requirements for retention of PCC scholarships are 2.0 with the following exceptions:
    1. Above and Beyond, Awards of Excellence would remain as published in the college catalog.
    2. Scholarship limits that may be established by the donor of a particular scholarship.
  7. GPA requirements apply at the end of the first semester. The Financial Aid Office will review GPA requirements at the end of each semester, and inform the students, their advisors and coaches. For those students who do not meet GPA requirements at the end of the semester, the scholarship will be suspended. The student has the right to appeal the decision to the Financial Aid Office.
  8. Students receiving scholarship awards in the amount of $500 or greater will be required to enroll in 16 credit hours per semester, with a minimum of 32 credit hours per academic year, to retain their scholarship award. Exceptions to this requirement can be authorized by the administration in isolated cases of just cause. Students in the nursing program and on the Pratt County Senior Grant Tier 1 are excluded from this requirement.
  9. A student must stay enrolled in 16 credit hours to meet the scholarship requirement until the 20th day of the semester. If a student drops courses prior to the 20th day and falls below the 16 hours requirement, the student must enroll in courses to reach the 16 hour requirement or the scholarship will be revoked. A student initially enrolled in 16 credit hours that withdraws from courses after the 20th day is not required to enroll in additional classes to maintain eligibility for the scholarship. The grade received for these courses will be a “W” and could negatively impact financial aid eligibility as the student progress through the program due to the “Pace of Completion” regulation.
  10. If student attends a class one time during the first week of the course and does not drop the course during the refund period, the student is responsible for tuition and fee payment.
  11. Online courses count in meeting the credit hour requirement but are not eligible for scholarship aid.

Revision Dates: 10-15-2019, 08-15-2017, 03-05-2013, 03-01-2011, 03-22-2004, 12-15-2003.

Policy Number: 

700-22

Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, May 20, 1996

Review Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019