13B.08.01.07

.07 Renewal and Continuation.

A. A 2+2 Transfer Scholarship may be renewed for a total of 3 years of study, or 6 semesters of study, whichever is longer, if the recipient:

(1) Remains a resident of the State of Maryland;

(2) Continues to be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a degree program at a public senior higher education institution or a private nonprofit institution of higher education in Maryland;

(3) Maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale each academic year the recipient is enrolled at a public senior higher education institution or a private nonprofit institution of higher education in the State or provides evidence satisfactory to the administration of extenuating circumstances as specified under Regulation .09 of this chapter; and

(4) Maintains the standards of the institution attended by the recipient.

B. Certification of Grade Point Average.

(1) Following the spring semester, the Office of Student Financial Assistance shall request the postsecondary institution to provide a certified cumulative grade point average for the academic year for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship recipients attending that institution. The grade point average shall be computed using the procedures in use by the institution.

(2) OSFA also may ask the school to verify the recipient's grade point average by submitting an official transcript.

(3) The institution's calculation of the grade average is final. OSFA does not round any reported grade point averages.

(4) If the institution cannot compute a cumulative grade point average for the academic year, it shall submit a grade point average for each semester the student was enrolled during the academic year. If either semester average is below a 2.5, the institution shall report the number of hours attempted and the number of hours completed for the semesters in which the student is enrolled.

(5) If the reported calculation is below a 2.5 grade point average, the recipient's 2+2 Transfer Scholarship will not be renewed.

(6) A recipient whose award has been canceled may request reinstatement of the scholarship if the studentís academic performance in summer school courses taken immediately following that academic year raises the cumulative grade point average to 2.5 or above.