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Qualitative & Quantitative Measurements

Qualitative & Quantitative Measurements


Federal Measurement

If you are receiving federal aid (Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Direct Loans and PLUS Loans), you will be held to the following federal standard and must meet both Pace of Progression and GPA requirements to be in good standing:

Pace of Progression

You must complete a minimum of 67% of attempted credits. This is calculated by dividing total cumulative completed credits by total cumulative attempted credits reflected on your transcript. This measurement ensures you complete your academic program within the 150% federal Maximum Time Frame (MTF), which is the maximum length of time you are eligible for federal student aid. Example: 90 credit program x 150% = 135 credits. LCC is required to count the following: 1) credits transferred in from other schools, that count toward your current program of study as attempted and completed credits, regardless of whether aid was received, and 2) all credits reflected on your LCC transcript as attempted and completed regardless of whether financial aid was received for those credits. All credits appearing on your transcript are counted, including those for prior attendance, and regardless of whether financial aid was received for those credits.

Grade Point Average

(GPA) of a minimum 2.0 quarterly, and cumulatively at the end of the 6th quarter of attendance, and beyond, as reflected on your transcript.


Washington State Aid Measurement

If you are receiving state aid (State Need Grant, State Work Study, College Bound Scholarship, Passport to College), you must meet the following Satisfactory Academic Progress standard:

If You are Funded for

Satisfactory Progress is Completing

Warning Status

Suspension Status

Full time / 12+ credits 12 credits 6-11 credits 0-5 credits
3/4 time / 9-11 credits 9 credits 5-8 credits 0-4 credits
1/2 time / 6-8 credits 6 credits 3-5 credits 0-2 credits
< 1/2 time / 1-5 credits Complete All Attempted Credits No Warning Available Less than Attempted Credits

A minimum quarterly GPA of 2.0 is required regardless of the enrollment level to avoid Warning Status, or Suspension, if you are already on Warning Status.

If you attended in a prior term and completed less than 50% of the credits you attempted, you are ineligible to receive state aid, regardless of whether state aid was received in the term. You will become eligible for state aid once you successfully complete at least 5 credits. State aid is subject to available funding and may not be available at the time you become eligible.

The Maximum Time Frame (MTF), for which you are eligible for state aid, is 125%. Example: your academic program is 90 credits in length, 90 X 125% = 113 credits.

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