Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
TROY Service Centers
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Any amount listed on your financial aid award letter for student employment is only an estimate of potential earnings. Students offered employment would be paid minimum wage for actual hours worked, not to exceed 13 hours per week. Students will be notified of the job assignments after their award notices are signed and returned.
COURSE LOAD: You must enroll full time each Semester/T-Term at the appropriate level in order to receive maximum financial aid benefits. Only courses required for your degree will be eligible for financial aid and VA benefits. If any course is not properly assigned on your program evaluation, you can request an official program evaluation through the Registrar’s Office at: http://www.troy.edu/records/forms-academic-evaluation.html. If you drop hours your aid may be reduced or canceled. Students awarded graduate loan amounts are only eligible based on their graduate course load which counts toward their graduate degree. Six Month Contract Learning courses, transient courses, and certification program courses are NOT eligible to receive federal assistance. Only full-time students may receive the full Pell Grant amount. The grant is prorated for three-quarter, half-time, or less-than-half-time enrollment. A loan may be received as long as the student is enrolled at least half-time.
(NOTE: class attendance is required to receive any type of financial aid. Students reported for non-attendance by faculty will have their aid reduced or canceled.)
WITHDRAWALS: Students who withdraw are required to notify the Financial Aid Office and may be required to repay all or part of any financial aid awarded for that Semester/T-Term. You will be billed for any overpayment. If you have any questions, visit http://trojan.troy.edu/financial/withdrawal.html. You will not be able to register for an approaching Semester/T-Term until any balance owed is repaid.
Pell Grant – (Can only be used at one institution for the same enrollment period.) Multi-Institution Adjustments: Awards are based on the total eligibility for the award year. If a Pell Grant is received at another institution for the same award year, your student account will be adjusted and you will be responsible for any balance. Typically, until we bill the Department of Education for your disbursed Pell Grant, we are not informed of your use of it at another institution (until that institution also bills the Department of Education) for the same award year. You may avoid this problem by writing on your award letter that you have used part of your Pell Grant eligibility at another institution. You should indicate whether the amount you received was for full time, three quarter time, half time or less than half time enrollment and the number of semesters or quarters you received it.
PERKINS LOANS: Students awarded these loans must complete their promissory note online at /financialaid/perkins.html and return it to the Troy Financial Aid Office (Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082) with their award letter.
SUMMER AWARDS: All awards are set up for the Fall and Spring Semesters/T-Terms only. Students desiring assistance for summer will be required to complete a separate application to determine if funds are available for Summer Semester/T-Term 5. You can view your award online at Trojan Web Express. ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SAVE FUNDS FOR THIS PERIOD.
CHANGE OF STATUS/ADDITIONAL AWARDS: Troy University reserves the right to adjust or cancel any aid if your academic or financial status changes OR if you receive additional types of aid that change your eligibility.
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS: All financial aid commitments are contingent upon the total receipt of federal and state allocations.
Beginning July 1, 2011, the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards will change in accordance with new federal regulations.
Troy University is required by Sec. 484(c) of the Higher Education Act 1965, as amended to establish Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for students receiving assistance through Title IV programs (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, State Grant, Perkins Loans, and Federal Stafford Student Loan Programs.) Troy University has adopted the following as its official policy governing a regular student’s satisfactory academic progress.
Satisfactory progress is not to be confused with “good standing”. A student can meet the Troy University standards of "good standing" and be allowed to enroll but may not meet the minimum standards of "Satisfactory Progress" to receive financial aid while enrolled.
Grade Point Average and Completion Rate
To receive Title IV funds (Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan, Plus Loan, Pell Grant, Work-Study, State, or Supplemental Grant), a student must be making “satisfactory academic progress” toward completing his/her academic program.
For purposes of this standard, students must maintain a 2.0 undergraduates (3.0 graduate) cumulative grade point average (GPA) and successfully complete 80% of all hours attempted, including repeated courses, dropped courses, withdrawals, incompletes, and F/FA grades.
This standard is measured at least annually and begins immediately for graduate students and at the end of the first year for undergraduate students.
In addition to the above measures, the maximum length of a student’s program may not exceed 150% of the minimum length required to complete the program. The academic records office according to the published standards in the University Bulletin establishes the length of each program. Courses, which transfer from another post-secondary institution, will reduce the time frame accordingly.
Examples: (1) If your degree is a 120 hour program: 120 x 150% = 180 attempted hours maximum time frame. You are eligible for only the first 180 hours attempted. (2) If you transfer and bring 70 hours credit into a 120 hour program: 120 x 150% = 180 – 70 = 110 hours maximum time allowed for degree funding.
However, if at any point it’s determined the student will not be able to meet the 150% time frame by graduation, the student becomes ineligible for federal aid.
Example: a student has already attempted 170 hours and is in a program that has a 180 hour maximum, but still has 30 hours left to complete the program; the student will not be eligible for federal aid because the program cannot be completed within the 180 hour time frame (170 + 30 = 200).
Second Degree Issues
Students who are working toward a degree level which they have already completed (AS, BS, MS, etc.) or who are working toward a degree which is lower than the one they hold, will have their maximum length of program established at no more than 100% of the normal time frame minus any credits, which transfer from any post-secondary institution.
However, if at any point it is determined the student will not be able to meet the 100% time frame by graduation, the student becomes ineligible for federal aid.
Example: a student is working on a second degree and has dropped or withdrawn after the free drop/add, or taken another course that does not pertain to the second degree; the student will not be eligible for federal aid because the program cannot be completed within the 100% time frame.
Students will not be eligible for federal aid when seeking a third degree above the second degree which is already attained.
Example: Students will not be eligible for federal aid if working on a third master’s degree.
A student may apply for a Stafford loan for prerequisite coursework that is necessary to be admitted in an eligible program. The courses must be part of an eligible program offered by Troy University. If enrolled at least half time in these prerequisite courses, the student is eligible for loans for one consecutive 12-month period (not per program) beginning on the first day of the loan period.
Example: a student has a bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics and wants to enroll in a graduate computer science program but needs 12 more semester hours of computer science coursework to meet the admission requirements. The student may receive a Stafford loan if enrolled at least half time in undergraduate prerequisite courses that are required for enrollment in the graduate program.
Notification and Reinstatement
A student who is notified of his/her ineligibility for financial aid funds due to failure to meet these standards may submit a written letter of appeal for reinstatement. The written letter must state the basis for the appeal and include a copy of his/her current academic transcript along with supporting information.
Financial Aid Suspension
Financial Aid Suspension status is assigned to a student who fails to make SAP. A student who is placed on Financial Aid Suspension may only receive financial aid if the student re-establishes eligibility by meeting the standards set forth in this policy.
Financial Aid Probation
Financial Aid Probation is assigned to a student who fails to make SAP and who has successfully appealed and has had financial aid reinstated. A student who is placed on financial aid probation may receive financial aid for one term/semester. At the conclusion of the term/semester, if the student meets the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress, the student will be eligible for financial aid reinstatement.
If the student fails to meet overall Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the probation, the student’s academic performance for the term/semester will be evaluated against the student’s Financial Aid Probationary Academic Plan.
The Financial Aid Probationary Academic Plan requires that the student:
If you do not meet the above requirements, you will be ineligible to receive financial aid until you meet the satisfactory academic progress standards. No additional appeals will be accepted for failing to meet the Financial Aid Probationary plan. Also, the student is responsible for their bill for classes and other charges.
The student is responsible to contact the financial aid office after the grades are transcribed by the records office for the probationary term/semester to request a SAP reevaluation for eligibility for financial aid for the next term/semester. Due to time requirements for the records office to add the grades to the transcript, the student will not be able to apply for book vouchers and should be prepared to purchase their books for the subsequent term/semester.
The professional financial aid office staff will review each appeal and respond to the student in writing stating the reason for reinstatement or upholding the denial of financial aid. If your appeal is denied, the decision of the appeal committee is final. If the student is enrolled in classes during the appeal and is denied, they are financially responsible for the payments for the classes and other charges.