Academic Progress Policy

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. 

Below is a summary of the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP). This summary is only a guide. Click 2019-2020 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to see the policy in full details.


One Quarter of
Enrollment
Full Time
12+Credits
Three-Quarter Time
9-11 Credits
Half-Time
6-8 Credits
Less Than Half-Time
1-5 credits
Good Standing
2.0 + GPA 
Completed
12 credits 
Completed
9 credits 
Completed
6 credits 
Must Complete 
all credits 
Warning Status
GPA = 1 - 1.99
Completed
6-11 credits 
Completed
5-8 credits 
Completed
4-5 credits 
No Warning 
Suspension Status
GPA = 0 - 0.99
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 125% 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.  

Announcements

Financial aid application 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021) is now open! Apply Now
Priority funding processing date is April 30 2020. Students meeting this date will be considered for maximum funding for the academic year.

Need help to complete your FAFSA or WASFA?
Walk-ins are welcome: Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. One of our representatives can help you in the financial aid office, SA 231.

Tuition Deferment

Spring quarter tuition deferment will be given to files completed by February 3.

Plan to attend spring quarter 2020?

Apply for 2019 -2020 FAFSA/WASFA.  See Applying for Aid

Processing Updates

We are currently processing applications completed in February 2020. (updated on 2/3/20)

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Contact Us

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