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Financial Aid

Student Responsibilities

When you accept your student financial aid, you accept the following responsibilities:

  1. You must be enrolled in an eligible program of study that leads to a degree or certificate. A student's enrollment in any INELIGIBLE program, ungraded or noncredit course, will not count towards financial aid enrollment.
  2. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to continue to receive financial assistance. Read the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy carefully. Students must familiarize themselves with institutional policies relative to financial aid, including: the appeals process, official and unofficial withdrawals, and repayments of grant aid.
  3. You must reapply and re-establish your eligibility annually. Financial aid is awarded for the traditional academic year. Applications are available after January 1st for the coming academic year. Special in-office summer aid applications are available approximately May 1 of each year.
  4. You must have demonstrated an ability to benefit to receive aid and must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

An offer of financial aid is:

  • Based on the availability of funds and whether you have met the priority Financial Aid Deadline date. If funds are insufficient to meet the needs of all eligible aid applicants, this college reserves the right to reduce any financial aid award. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary at any time.
  • Initially based on full time enrollment defined as 12 credit hours per quarter (this includes summer quarter also). If you enroll as a three quarter time student (9 through 11 credits) or as a half time student (6 through 8 credits), you will receive a prorated financial aid award. Loans are not pro-rated, however you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Pell Grant funding may be available at less than half time enrollment.
  • Divided between three quarters of attendance unless otherwise specified.

Payment of financial aid is based in part on the number of credits for which you are enrolled. If you do not attend all classes after release of your financial aid funds, your financial aid award will be recalculated at the lower enrollment level. After the recalculation, you will be required to repay the amount of financial aid that you were not entitled to receive. After the fifth day of the quarter, your Pell Grant and/or State Need Grant cannot be increased if you add credits. If you drop classes after the fifth day of the quarter you will be subject to the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Policy. (See the policy for detailed information.)

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Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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