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Ok so I finished my Fall semester of my freshman year and I MESSED UP. I ended up with a 1.5 gpa. I am still adapating and all that and I even almost missed half my finals because I was confused about locations and times and such. It was STRESSFUL. So now I'm getting into the college habit and Im confident that I can easily bring this 1.5 up to above a 2.0 Next semester making me eligible for Financial Aid again. Here's my question, so I know that financial aid will still pay for my spring semester, i researched that so I'm fine for my spring semester so far. I will be put on what my college calls academic warning next semester, NOT to be confused with academic probation. Warning is a chance to get my gpa over a 2.0 before they actually put me on probation. I also checked to see what they say about aid and they evaluate my SAP at the end of the spring semester if i apply for aid during the term. At least that's what I believe the following to mean "Students who receive or apply for financial aid must have a review of their SAP status completed at least once per academic year. Continuing students who applied for financial aid during the academic year will have their SAP status for the next academic year evaluated after the end of the spring semester." So If I apply for FAFSA Right now, (earlier better of course, I NEED this money just like everyone else) I'll be accepted for the aid and they'll determine whether I can actually get it at the end of the spring semester for the next year right? Just because I have a 1.5 gpa now doesn't mean I'll immediately be shut down for aid if I apply right now? They will determine it at the end of the SPRING semester if i bring my gpa up right?