Academic Progress Policy

Check on the Status of your Financial Aid in ctcLink

The Financial Aid Portal will not be available to students after spring quarter. Check on the "tasks" and "message center" tiles in ctcLink to see what steps you need to take before your aid can be processed. Once your aid is processed, click on the "financial aid" tile in ctcLink to view your aid offer.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

 Students at Green River College are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 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.

COVID-19 Adjustments to Repayment

Students who withdraw from courses during a quarter that began while the national emergency is in effect can complete an attestation to request repayments to financial aid be waived due to the direct or indirect impacts of COVID-19. Impacts of COVID-19 may include, but are not restricted to, direct illness due to COVID-19 of the student or a family member, the need for the student to care for a loved one with COVID-19 or serve as a health care worker or first responder, inability to access technology such as a smartphone, computer or WIFI required to complete coursework, technological difficulties related to remote learning for the student and/or their children, loss of childcare, increase in work hours as a result of COVID-19, or economic hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency and emergency orders. If the attestation is approved, returns of funds will be calculated but not referred to either federal or state agencies. This policy is in line with Electronic Announcement posted on May 15, 2020 and updated on June 16, 2020 by the Department of Education.

Below is a summary of the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP). This summary is only a guide. Click 2020-2021 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 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.  

Announcements

Financial Aid Office Closed on Monday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st

The Financial Aid Office is closed on Monday, June 20th to observe Juneteenth and on Tuesday, June 21st for a mandatory staff training.

Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available now! Renew your application as soon as possible. 

Spring Quarter 2022 Financial Aid Deadline

June 17th is the last day to submit documents to receive financial aid for spring quarter 2022. If you took classes this quarter and still haven't submitted your financial aid documents yet, submit your documents now!

How do I submit a document to Financial Aid?

Students can now submit files electronically to our office using our secure document upload tool or can drop off documents at the Financial Aid Office in-person during our operating hours. We do not accept documents via email for security reasons.

Need extra money?

Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today! The application for summer quarter opens on Saturday, June 18th.

 

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Summer Quarter Hours 

Zoom Hours

Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 3 PM
Closed Fridays 
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Fridays 
In-Person Hours at Green River College's Main Campus in Auburn
Mondays - Thursdays from 8 AM - 5 PM starting June 27th
Students are not required to make an appointment in advance, but should sign in when they arrive at the Student Affairs Building. Wait times to speak with a staff member may vary. Masks are required to visit our office.
 

View Closures & Special Hours

Contact Us

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Zoom: greenriver.edu/va

Green River College | 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA. 98092

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

Instagram: @grcfinaid

 

Submitting Documents

Secure Document Upload Tool

Financial Aid Portal

Fax: 253-288-3473