Students at Green River College are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for aid and receive financial aid. This policy defines what is meant by satisfactory academic progress. The college will look at all attempted credits regardless of the source of tuition payment. Per Department of Education policy, the Financial Aid Office is not allowed to recognize grade forgiveness.
This chart shows the number of credits and quarterly GPA needed to maintain Good Academic Standing each quarter
One Quarter of
|Less Than Half-Time|
5 or fewer credits
2.0 + GPA
|Completed 9 credits||Completed
|Must Complete all credits|
GPA = 1.5 - 1.99
|Completed 5-8 credits||Completed
GPA = 0.0 - 1.49
|Completed less than
|Completed less than 5 credits||Completed less than 4 credits||Less than attempted
Grade point average
Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 each quarter.
Students are also required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the second academic year (six quarters) and thereafter regardless of enrollment level (i.e., the number of credits for which a student has registered).
Pace of progression
Students must successfully complete the highest number of credits attempted each quarter based upon the chart above.
To complete a program in the allowed timeframe and maintain financial aid eligibility, students need to complete at least 67% of their attempted cumulative credits.
All program credits (including transfer and developmental/below college level) will be taken into consideration whether or not aid was received.
Students will have time limits for completing their programs of study. Students can be considered eligible for financial aid for the equivalent of 150% of a program's length which includes all attempted college level credits.
"Program" includes all pre-requisites, any changes in degrees or certificates and transfer credits that apply toward the program at Green River. Normally, changing to a different program of study will not start a new 150% timeframe*.
Winter Quarter 2018
- Winter quarter tuition holds will be given to files completed by October 31.
2017-2018 Academic Year Applications
(Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018)
- We have received your complete financial aid application if you find an Item "READY TO REVIEW" on the Portal Information Needed section.
- We still need document(s) from you if you find any blank(s) in the Date Received column on the Portal Information Needed section.
PROCESSING UPDATES (Updated on September 21, 2017)
We are currently processing applications completed in August.
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231
Hours of Operation
|8 a.m. - 7 p.m|
|8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|