Full-time attendance timeframe
A timeframe usually means 9 full-time quarters of attendance for a 90 credit program (100 level classes and above) for an Associate Degree. Baccalaureate Degree students will be allowed an additional nine quarters for the junior and senior years. Attempted credits are counted even when they do not show on the grade transcript.
Part-time attendance timeframe
The timeframe will be expanded for students enrolling part-time. If attending three-quarter time (9-11 credits), Associate Degree students can receive financial aid for 12 quarters of attendance. If attending half-time (6-8 credits), Associate Degree students can receive financial aid for 18 quarters of attendance. If choosing to attend less than half-time (5 credits or less), Associate Degree students can receive financial aid for up to the equivalent total of the first 9 full-time quarters of attendance. Part-time enrollment is counted as ¼, ½ or ¾ of a quarter.
Credits earned from other schools
Transferred credits will count toward the overall financial aid eligibility and timeframe. Grades from transfer credits are not included in the cumulative grade point calculation.
Classes covered by financial aid
Financial Aid only covers classes which count toward the eligible program of study at Green River. Certificates with fewer than 24 credits cannot be covered. Students wanting to drop classes should do so prior to the start of the quarter as dropping classes will affect eligibility, and students may owe a repayment of grant funds.
Program change exception
With prior permission from the Financial Aid Office, students may make ONE program of study change to allow an additional three quarters of financial aid eligibility
Warning: If you change your program of study and cannot complete your new program within the original 150% timeframe, you will lose eligibility for financial aid (aside from the program change exception listed above).
Office Closure Notice
The GRC Financial Aid Office will be closed on the following days. Phones, Zoom, and email will be unavailable.
- All Day Friday, April 23rd
We are currently processing applications for the current financial aid year (2020-2021) completed in March 2021. (updated on 4/15/2021)
Renew Your FAFSA or WASFA for 2021-2022
If you are planning on attending Green River College next year and will be using financial aid to cover the cost of your tuition, submit your FAFSA or WASFA for the 2021-2022 award year by April 30th. If you need help completing the FAFSA or WASFA, visit our Zoom virtual lobby Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM and on Thursdays between 6 and 8 PM.
Need extra money to pay for childcare, bills, books, supplies, rent, or transportation?
We know that financial aid often isn't enough to cover all the expenses students need for college. Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today!
The Green River College Foundation Scholarship application is open now through April 30th. Apply today!
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Hours of Operation
|Zoom & Email Hours|
|Monday - Friday 12 PM - 4 PM|
|Phone Hours (253) 288-3392|
|Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM|
|Friday 12 - 4 PM|
|Drop-in FAFSA/WASFA Assistance in Zoom|
|Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM|
|*Evening Hours* Thursday 6 PM - 8 PM|
Due to COVID-19, the Green River College campus is currently closed except for approved CTE/CE programs.
We are not offering Financial Aid support in-person at this time.
Please contact us virtually with your questions.