Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Academic Progress and Pursuit

Financial Assistance Standards

Standards of Academic Progress for Determining Eligibility for Pratt and Federal Financial Aid

Pratt applies minimum academic progress standards to all students receiving Pratt aid, federal aid, and state aid (including loans).


Measurable satisfactory academic progress for a full-time graduate student means:

  • The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits each semester.
  • The student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) must not fall below 3.0.
  • Students receiving federal and Pratt financial aid who drop credits will be subject to adjustments in their financial aid package.

Review Policies

Student Financial Services will periodically review the GPA and number of credits earned by each financial aid recipient using his or her academic transcript. Credits earned include only those for courses with A through D grades.

A student not meeting these standards will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester. After the grades for the warning semester are calculated, the student’s transcript will be reviewed. If the student fails to meet the standards, all of their financial aid will be revoked begin­ning with the semester following the warning semester. Once the student meets the minimum standards, they may reapply for financial aid.

A student may choose to continue to study without Title IV aid if the department grants approval. In this instance, the student must apply and be approved for an alternative loan prior to getting registration approval from Student Financial Services.

Standards of Academic Progress for Determining Eligibility for Student Aid

The following chart lists Pratt Institute’s standards of degree progress for determining eligibility. Note that each program type shown on the chart requires that as you begin each term shown:

  • you must have earned at least the required number of credits listed; and
  • you must have achieved the minimum GPA. Both of these requirements must be met before loan certification can occur.

Standards of Degree Progress

Master’s Degree/Post-Master’s Certificate

Term GPA Credits
1 N/A 0
2 3.00 12
3 3.00 21
4 3.00 30
5 3.00 39
6 3.00 48
7 3.00 57
8 3.00 66
9 3.00 75

Out-of-State Programs

Other state or commonwealth scholarship programs and where to apply:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Empowering Higher Education
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404

Virgin Islands
Board of Education
PO Box 11900
St. Thomas, VI 00801

Washington, D.C.
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 1st Street NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002

The above state and district programs are available only to residents of the appropriate state or district. Pratt knows of no other states that make awards to students at a New York college.

United States Bureau of Indian Affairs Aid to Native Americans Higher Education Assistance Program

Application Procedures

Application forms may be obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs office. An application is necessary for each year of study. An official needs-analysis from Pratt’s Student Financial Services office is also required each year.

Each first-time applicant must obtain tribal enrollment certification from the bureau, agency, or tribe that records enrollment for the tribe.

Selection of Recipient and Allocation of Awards

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. be at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut;
  2. be an enrolled member of a tribe, band, or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
  3. be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment at Pratt, pursuing at least a four-year degree; and
  4. demonstrate financial need.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

Application forms are available at all Veterans Admin­istration (VA) offices, active duty stations, and American embassies. Completed forms are submitted to the nearest VA office. (See Veterans Affairs under Registration and Enrollment.)

State Education Agencies

Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026

State Scholarship Program Commission for Higher Education
39 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Delaware Post-Secondary Education Commission
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street, 5th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Office of Student Financial Assistance
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Illinois Student Assistance Commission
500 West Monroe, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704

American Student Assistance Corporation
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Higher Education
Assistance Foundation
4 Barrell Court
Concord, NH 03301

New Jersey
New Jersey Higher Education
Assistance Authority
PO Box 545
Trenton, NJ 08625

New York
New York State Higher Education
Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255

Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Agency
State Grant and Special Programs Division
1200 North 7th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Scholarship
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02886

Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752