Federal law requires all students who receive federal financial aid to make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree. The purpose of this is to ensure that students who are receiving federal funding are making measureable academic progress toward completing an eligible academic program within a reasonable period of time. Each semester, the Financial Aid Office will review the student’s transcript to determine if the student is in compliance with government standards. Students must earn at least 67% of the credit hours, which they attempt at BMCC on a cumulative basis and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Post-secondary students are limited to receiving financial aid for up to 150% of the credit hours required for their program of study; therefore, in your effort to earn an associate degree from BMCC, you can obtain financial aid for up to 99 credit hours provided you maintain satisfactory academic progress.