Maintaining Eligibility

Please note, to receive federal, state, and/or institutional financial aid, a student must be pursuing an eligible degree or certificate program at Clark College. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal and State financial aid regulations require recipients of financial aid, including grants, loanswork study and scholarships, to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) in their program of study.


Priority Processing Dates for Appeal Review:

Financial Aid Priority Processing Dates Per Term


SAP, SAP & MAX and Maximum Timeframe  Appeals

Records Change SAP Appeal

Summer 2023

August 7, 2023

August 21, 2023

Fall 2023

October 30, 2023

November 20, 2023

Winter 2024

February 5, 2024

February 26, 2024

Spring 2024

May 13, 2024

May 28, 2024

Repayment Policies

Students who withdraw from classes after disbursement of aid may owe a repayment of funds received.

Clark College Repayment Policy
Financial Aid reviews and locks enrollment on the tenth day of the term for Pell Grant, Washington College Grant (WCG) and College Bound Scholarship (CBS) recipients. Enrollment changes completed through the tenth day of the term will result in an adjustment of eligibility for funds by increasing awards for eligible credits added or reducing awards to calculate a repayment of funds for credits dropped after disbursement.

Clark College Return of Title IV Policy
Students who officially or unofficially withdraw from all financial aid eligible classes, or complete zero financial aid eligible credits at the end of the term, may owe a repayment of financial aid funds received for the term. The Financial Aid Office is required to determine the percentage of funds earned by the student and is based on the withdrawal date.

If you have questions about repayment or refund calculations, contact the Office of Financial Aid at

If you need to make satisfactory arrangements to repay your debt or have billing questions, contact the Business Office at (360) 992-2716.

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