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Financial aid doesn't last forever at Florida universities



As Vice President Joe Biden visited Florida State University to talk about plans to cut federal financial aid to students at schools that increase costs, some students at the University of Florida were learning a different, harder lesson about financial aid.

They were being cut off for not making enough progress. The Gainesville Sun reports

"Last semester, 1,037 UF students were told their aid was being terminated for reasons such as taking too many credits, not enough credits or having a low grade-point average. Nearly 440 of them appealed, and 233 of those students ... had those appeals approved.

"UF interim financial aid director Rick Wilder said the university is simply following federal guidelines in ensuring that students getting aid are making academic progress.

"'Financial aid doesn't go on forever,' he said."

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:31am]


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