Appealing loss of financial aid eligibility
Failure to maintain good academic standing may be the result of circumstances beyond the student's control. In cases of illness, injury, a death in the family or unusual circumstance, students may appeal their loss of financial aid eligibility to continue their financial aid by filing an Academic Progress Petition to request reinstatement of financial aid.
The appeal form (Academic Progress Petition) is available online and in the Financial Aid Office. Students must show they are able to complete their programs with a minimum 2.0 GPA in the allowed time-frame in order for the appeal (petition) to be approved.
If reinstated, they may be asked to develop an educational plan which may include enrolling part-time or taking developmental course work. After an appeal has been approved, students will be placed on probation status, and they must restore their good academic standing within one quarter.
Students may NOT file another appeal (Academic Progress Petition) for lack of academic progress at the end of a probationary quarter.
The last day to submit a completed appeal is by the 5th day of the quarter. They will be reviewed by the 10th day of the quarter, and students will be notified with the decision via email. For summer quarter, appeals should be completed during the first week of the quarter or sooner.
Reinstatement of financial aid eligibility
Unless an appeal is approved, students who have not maintained satisfactory academic progress are not eligible for financial aid. Students are required to pay their own tuition. To reinstate financial aid eligibility a student must:
Successfully complete all classes (see below for minimum credits needed) in a subsequent quarter with a 2.0 GPA or higher, with no dropped classes. The cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the end of the second academic year (six quarters) regardless of enrollment level. Students must be able to successfully complete their programs of study within the allowed financial aid timeframe.
If enrolled the prior quarter for 12 or more credits, they must enroll, pay for, and successfully complete 6 or more credits. If enrolled the prior quarter for 11 credits or less, students must enroll, pay for, and successfully complete 5 or more credits (without dropping any classes).
Please notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as you believe you have satisfied the above requirement so that your eligibility status can reviewed.
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.