Academic Progress Policy

On October 25, Green River College is launching the ctcLink student self-service portal that provides an improved user experience. Students should take steps to:

  • Visit the ctcLink webpage to activate your ctcLink account beginning October 25th
  • At this time, students will not be able to view information regarding their financial aid in ctcLink. Please refer to the Student Financial Aid Portal to view your aid status for the current award year (fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022). After the new year, information regarding the status of your aid for the 2022-2023 award year will be available in ctcLink for those who have submitted their FAFSA/WASFA applications.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions regarding your aid. We will re-open on October 25th. Please refer to our hours of operation to see when and how you can get in touch with us.
  • Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA applications for the 2022-2023 award year to ensure that you continue to receive aid for summer and fall quarter 2022.

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.  

Green River is upgrading to a new computer system to better serve students. In order for this transition to happen:

  • All financial aid adjustments need to be completed by Friday, September 24th. This includes requests for loans and any adjustments to aid based on schedule changes
  • The Financial Aid office will be closed to the public and unavailable to answer questions from October 1st to October 28th
  • Financial Aid will be unable to send money to BankMobile or directly to students from September 28th through October 28th

Announcements

Office Re-Opening

The Financial Aid Office will re-open to answer student questions beginning October 25th. Our hours of operation for the rest of fall quarter are listed below.

Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The new FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available. Renew your application today to ensure you have aid for summer and fall quarter next year.

Processing Updates

We are currently processing financial aid applications for fall quarter completed in August 2021 (updated on 11/23/2021)

How do I submit a document to Financial Aid?

Students can now submit files electronically to our office using our secure document upload tool. Students can continue to submit documents via the Financial Aid Portal, but we will no longer accept documents via email for security reasons.

Need extra money?

Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today! 

 

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Fall Quarter Hours  Beginning October 25th
Zoom Hours
Monday - Friday 12 PM - 4 PM
 
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
 
In-Person Help at GRC's Main Campus in Auburn
Available by Appointment on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 AM - 5 PM
 

View Closures & Special Hours

Contact Us

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Zoom: greenriver.edu/va

Make an appointment to meet financial aid staff in-person

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