What you’ll get for your investment
In one word: Value. We’re dedicated to making sure your investment is worth every penny. We do this by offering:
- Intentional career preparation starting your freshman year
- Rigorous academics that prepare you for real-world challenges
- Professors who know you by name
- A respected degree in the marketplace
- A chance to study abroad and expand your worldview
Standards of Academic Progress (SAP)
Student-athletes must meet the standards of academic progress (SAP) to keep their financial aid. Visit davenport.edu/financial-aid/resources/standards-academic-progress/steps-codes for more information
Requirements to maintain standards:
- Cumulative GPA: 2.0- You must be at a 2.0 or above at all times within your overall, not semester, GPA. (Undergraduate)
- Cumulative GPA: 3.0- You must be at a 2.0 or above at all times within your overall, not semester, GPA. (Graduate)
Pace (Completion Rate): 67%- This means that 67% of classes you attempt must be completed to stay above the standard. Dropping, withdrawing, or failing classes does affect this. Always contact your academic advisor and financial aid before dropping or withdrawing from classes to see how it will affect your aid.
Students are reviewed every semester. The first semester a student falls below standards, they will receive a warning e-mail. Students below standards for a second semester may appeal to keep their financial aid.
- Student-athlete can purchase books at the university book store.
- New student-athletes will make sure all requirements, accepting loans, completing MPN & EC are completed before winter semester aid is disbursed.
- Winter semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for 10-week, 15-week, and session 1 student-athletes.
- Refunds may still be processed for the winter semester.
- March 1- The priority filing date for the FAFSA.
- Winter semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for session 2 student-athletes.
- April 1 – Athletic Department notifies Financial Aid of athletes that will be receiving endowment scholarships.
- All athletes should have completed the FAFSA.
- New student-athletes will make sure all requirements, accepting loans, completing MPN & EC are completed before spring/summer semester aid is disbursed.
- Financial aid awards will be made to all continuing students who have completed the FAFSA process.
- By May 1, Athletic Department will notify the Office of Financial Aid of all summer school athletic grant-in-aid.
- Spring/summer semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for 10-week, 15-week, and winter session 1 student-athletes.
- Financial aid awarding will continue for all students.
- Refunds may still be processed for the spring/summer semester.
- Spring/summer semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for session 2 student-athletes.
- Final adjustments made before fall aid disbursements
- New student-athletes will make sure all requirements, accepting loans, completing MPN & EC are completed before fall semester aid is disbursed.
- Student-athlete can purchase books at the university book store. (Book vouchers or out-of-pocket)
- Fall semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for 10-week, 15-week, and winter session 1 student-athletes.
- Email sent to all students reminding them it is time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the following academic year.
- Student-athletes can complete the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year
- Athletic Department begins the determination of aid for new student-athlete according to the NCAA rules for the next academic year.
- Refunds may still be processed for the fall semester.
- Fall semester gift aid, federal loans, and private loans will disburse for session 2 student-athletes.
- Refunds may still be processed for the fall semester.
- The Athletic Department will send notifications to the Financial Aid Department of athletic scholarship awards for new student-athletes for the upcoming academic year.
1. HOW DO I GET AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
-To get an athletic scholarship, you must come to an agreement with the coach of your respective sport that you will receive a scholarship for playing. Once that agreement is made, a Grant In Aid (GIA) must be signed and sent to the financial aid office. The Financial Aid Office does NOT determine your athletic scholarship award amount.
2. WHAT IS A GRANT-IN-AID (GIA)?
-A Grant In Aid (GIA) is a formal letter stating that both the coach of the respective sport and the athlete agree upon the amount that is being offered for the scholarship. The letter is then signed by the coach, the student-athlete, and the athletic administration. Once this is done the letter is sent to the financial aid office to be processed.
**Please be aware that not all Grant In Aid has a scholarship attached. Please carefully review the terms and conditions of your GIA before signing**
3. WHY IS MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP NOT ON MY ACCOUNT?
-There are a number of reasons your athletic scholarship may not be on your account. You may not be enrolled in enough credits, we may not have a FAFSA on file for you in order to put the scholarship on your account, or we may not have received your Grant In Aid (GIA) from the athletics department. Please contact the athletics department first to make sure the GIA was sent to the financial aid office. If they confirm that is was sent to us, please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.
4. HOW MANY CREDITS MUST I TAKE TO KEEP MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
-Student-athletes are required to take a minimum of 12 credits in order to receive their athletic scholarship. If you plan to take fewer than 12 credits, you will need to have approval from the athletic department sent to the Financial Aid office stating they are permitting you to receive the full amount of your scholarship without being a full-time student.
5. WHY IS MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP NOT PAYING ON MY ACCOUNT?
-Your athletic scholarship may not be paying due to a number of reasons. You will want to check your student connection for outstanding requirements, to reserve your classes, etc. Also, incoming NCAA athletes must be fully certified by the NCAA eligibility center before aid can be disbursed. If you are still having issues, you can contact the financial aid office in order to find out why the scholarship did not pay on your account.
6. IF MY GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, INCLUDING ATHLETIC AID, DO NOT COVER MY COST OF ATTENDANCE, CAN I BORROW LOANS?
-In most cases, yes, you can borrow a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and your parents may also qualify for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan. For more information on loans, visit our Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan pages.
The total of your aid package (grants, scholarships, athletic aid, and loans) cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance.
7. DO I HAVE TO PAY MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP BACK?
-No. An athletic scholarship is gift aid and does not have to be paid back.
8. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
-Athletic scholarships are renewed annually and can be awarded for up to 10 semesters per NCAA guidelines. Each year your GIA will be renewed with terms agreed upon by the student and their respective coach.
9. WHY DID I NOT GET AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
-You may not have gotten an athletic scholarship for a number of reasons. You may have signed a GIA that indicated no financial scholarship or we may not have received your GIA from the athletic department.
10. CAN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE INCREASE MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
-No. Any increases in your athletic scholarship need to be given to you by your coach. You must sign a new GIA and have it go through the normal process to be awarded the funds.
11. DOES MY STANDARD OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) STATUS AFFECT MY ATHLETIC AID?
-Yes. When you are below SAP, all aid on the account is suspended until the SAP Appeal is approved.
12. CAN MY ATHLETIC AID EVER BE REDUCED OR CANCELED?
-Institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability to may be reduced or canceled during the period of the award only under limited conditions, namely, if a recipient:
- Does not satisfy the stated Davenport, Conference, or NCAA academic requirements for like scholarships or financial aid;
- Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition;
- Voluntarily withdraws from the team;
- Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, grant in aid, or financial aid agreement;
- Violates regulations and standards of the team, athletic department, or Davenport.
13. ARE THERE CHARGES ON MY ACCOUNT THAT CANNOT BE PAID BY ATHLETIC AID?
-Athletic aid per Davenport will not pay for:
- Late payment fees
- Residence hall fines (damage, lost keys, etc.)
- Parking fines
- Health Insurance
- Any other charge, fee, or fine that is not related to academics, courses, or programs.