Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility - Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

By accepting financial aid, students are expected to complete all attempted credits and maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) within a maximum timeframe, which measures a student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). As long as a student maintains SAP, they will continue to receive Financial Aid as scheduled. When these expectations are not met, students may either be put on a warning status or lose financial aid eligibility due to not maintaining SAP. Below are guidelines, outlining what will occur for students that were not meeting this expectation along with potential options to resolve the status. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Components

What happens when SAP is not maintained?

Other Student Financial Responsibilities

View the Student Financial Agreement

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid staff are available online in Zoom, via phone or email.

 Financial Aid Office

  (360) 442-2390
Fax: (360) 442-2379


Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm*

*Closed Fridays during summer session (July/Aug).

Computer access is available in the Admissions Center.


Important! Make sure to select Lower Columbia College as a school that you want to receive a copy of your FAFSA or WASFA.

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