Students have a maximum time frame to complete their selected program of study at Walla Walla Community College as follows:
- Each student is allowed up to a maximum of 150% of the total credits required by the program of study to complete a degree or certificate for that program. For example, students in a program requiring 93 credits to complete will be allowed a maximum of 139 attempted credits to complete the degree. Students receiving Washington State Need Grant funds are permitted a maximum of 125% for State Need Grant eligibility.
- An additional 45 attempted credits are allowed for remedial courses (below 100 level) necessary to enter the selected program of study.
- All credits which apply to the current program of study will be considered regardless of whether or not financial aid was received.
A maximum of two programs of study may be pursued while on financial aid funding at Walla Walla Community College.
Students placed on probation must complete the required minimum number of credits with a 2.00 GPA during their next term of enrollment to be removed from probation and maintain eligibility for financial aid.
Students who are suspended from financial aid:
- may be considered for reinstatement of eligibility after successfully completing (at their own expense) the minimum number of credits required with a 2.00 GPA for that quarter. Upon successful completion of these credits, the student must submit a grade report and request to be reinstated on financial aid.
- may appeal for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility based on extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. An appeal letter with appropriate documentation must be submitted to the financial aid office for review. A financial aid appeal committee will review the documentation submitted and make a decision regarding continued eligibility. The financial aid appeal committee will meet once each quarter during the first week of the quarter.
- must pay any repayment that may be owed to financial aid programs as a result of leaving school before the end of the quarter. Repayment must be paid in full before any appeal will be reviewed and before any further financial aid funds will be disbursed.
Students are no longer eligible for financial aid at Walla Walla Community College when one or more of the following situations occurs:
- the degree or certificate program at WWCC has been completed or the maximum number of credits attempted toward program completion has been reached; or
- the two programs of study limit has been met; or
- less than 50% of attempted credits were completed during any one quarter; or
- two successive quarters of unsatisfactory academic progress