Academic Progress Policy

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
Enrollment
Full Time
12+Credits
Quarter time
9-11 Credits
Half-Time
6-8 Credits
Less Than Half-Time
5 or fewer credits
Good Standing
2.0 + GPA 
Completed
12 credits 
Completed 9 credits  Completed
6 credits 
Must Complete all credits 
Warning Status
GPA = 1.5 - 1.99 
Completed
6-11 credits 
Completed 5-8 credits  Completed
4-5 credits 
No Warning 
Termination Status
GPA = 0.0 - 1.49 
Completed less than
6 credits 
Completed less than 5 credits  Completed less than 4 credits  Less than attempted
credits 

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.

Maximum timeframe

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*. 

Announcements

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

Contact Us

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Fax: 253-288-3473
Email: finaid@greenriver.edu
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday 
8 a.m. - 7 p.m
Wednesday, Thursday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
Closed
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