Will choosing the alternative grading mode have any effect on my financial aid or scholarships?

Posted: March 27, 2020 at 11:29 am, Last Updated: April 1, 2020 at 3:18 pm

It depends. State Grant programs (Commonwealth and VGAP) require that an undergraduate student have a 2.0 GPA to award. If an undergraduate student’s GPA is below 2.0 now (based on previous terms), or they matriculated at Mason in spring 2020 and select all alternate grades, they would not qualify for state grants if the GPA stays or is below 2.0. If they were above 2.0 at the end of fall and select alternate grades, their GPA from fall would carry over so they would still qualify. 

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