Most scholarship and grant programs require that students be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA). Most scholarships are renewable, but some are not. In order for students to continue receiving renewable scholarships, they must continue to meet the scholarship criteria. Students must also meet the minimum standards specified in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid. Other scholarships may be based on athletic ability or talent. Mercyhurst also makes available scholarships and grants based on financial need. Students are required to file a FAFSA annually to continue to receive Mercyhurst need-based scholarships and grants.