Student Affairs and Financial Aids
Polytechnic University is committed to the idea, "education involves more than an academic degree." The moral, social, and physical aspects of student life should develop in concomitance with the academic achievement. The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the major portion of the services that Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico offers it’s students.
The Student Council is the representative of the body of students. It aims to express student opinion and promote communication and cooperation among students, faculty, administrative personnel or offices. An elected President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and representatives of the Departments of Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Land Surveying and Mapping, Business Administration, and Architecture, constitute the Student Council.
The Office of Student Financial Aid administers the university's financial aid programs of grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment, and provides professional financial advisors to help students plan for the most efficient use of their financial resources for education. Underlying the awarding of financial assistance is the philosophy that students have a responsibility to contribute from their earnings and savings towards their education. Financial aid resources are supplemental to the student's financial resources.
In order to qualify for financial aid, a student must be admitted into a university program, be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, and must plan to register for a minimum of twelve credit-hours per term. A prospective student who requires financial assistance must apply for financial aid while he or she is a candidate for admission. To continue financial aid at a minimum, enrolled students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward a stated educational objective in accordance with the university's policy on satisfactory financial aid recipients.