USA Institutional Scholarship Earn Back Program
Students who fail to meet the 30 credit hours earned and minimum cumulative institutional GPA* requirement for renewing their USA Freshman Admission or Jaguar Marching Band** scholarship at the end of the academic year, may apply to participate in the USA Institutional Scholarship Earn Back Program. ***
Students who do not meet the minimum renewal requirements at the end of the spring term will be notified through their university email account. Students may elect to take summer courses at USA (at their own expense), to meet the renewal criteria. If, at the end of the summer term, students still have not met the renewal criteria they are eligible to participate in the Earn Back Program.
Students will have until the last day of the late registration period (drop/add) of the consecutive term to fill out the application for the Earn Back Program. Applications can be found through the USA JagSPOT portal. Students must apply for the Earn Back Program by the beginning of the term after they lost their scholarship, may only complete for the Earn Back Program once, and may only receive their scholarship back once.
At the end of the term, students who have completed the Success Center programming will be reviewed to verify they have earned 15 credit hours (per term) and the minimum cumulative institutional GPA required. If all academic criteria has been met and the student has completed the Success Center programming successfully, the scholarship may be reinstated. Students have until their scholarship eligibility expires to remain in the Earn Back Program.
*A minimum 3.0 cumulative institutional GPA is required for the USA Freshman Admission scholarships. A minimum 2.5 cumulative institutional GPA is required for the Jaguar Marching Band Scholarship.
**Current participation in the Jaguar Marching Band and Director's approval is also required to earn back the Jaguar Marching Band Scholarship.
***Continuous enrollment required. If a student has voluntarily forfeited the award, the student is no longer eligible to participate.