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
|Less Than Half-Time
2.0 + GPA
GPA = 1 - 1.99
GPA = 0 - 0.99
less than 5 credits
less than 4 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.
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.
Effective January 19,
The Financial Aid Office will close to the public at noon on Fridays to allow for trainig and processing.
How can I check on the status of my aid?
Check your email along with the Tasks, Message Center, and Financial Aid tiles in your student homepage in ctcLink for updates on your financial aid. It may take several weeks and may take months for your aid to be processed depending on when you submitted your application. Contact our office if you have questions.
2024-2025 FAFSA/WASFA now available!
Renew your FAFSA/WASFA for the 2024-25 award year. This includes Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025.
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Hours of Operation
Winter Quarter Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In-Person Hours - SA 231
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Students are not required to make an appointment in advance, but wait times to speak with a staff member may vary.
Help with completing FAFSA/WASFA applications
For FAFSA and WASFA application hlep, make a zoom or in person appointment only.
Green River College 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092
Student Affairs Building, Room 231