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Student Financial Aid Program

Section: III.  STSV - 400
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 1/28/04
Last Review: June 2011
Last Revision: 1/28/04
Prior Revisions: none
Initial Adoption: unknown

Policy

The College will provide a program of financial aid designed to help students who find it difficult or impossible to attend the College without supplemental financial assistance.  This program shall include loans, grants, scholarships, College employment opportunities, and such other assistance as may be available.  The status of financial activities related to financial aid programs shall be reported semi-annually or upon request by the Board.  Further, the President shall ensure compliance with all reported requirements related to the administration of financial aid funds.

No student will be denied the opportunity for financial assistance from the College financial aid program because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy

Financial Aid recipients are expected to pass (complete) all the credits for which they receive aid and to make satisfactory progress towards their degree or certificate by achieving at least a 2.00 quarterly grade point average.  Credits are reviewed at the end of each quarter.  Courses are considered successfully completed when the student earns a grade of A, B, C, D or S.  Courses with grade of E, U, I, V, N, W or WI will not be considered completed.

Purpose

To provide a student financial aid program free of discrimination and with established expectations that define satisfactory progress for all students accessing aid.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.

References

Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.6010 Student Financial Aid Program

Definitions

None

Procedure

None