Financial Aid Services

Regaining Eligibility

If your petition is denied, or you are on Ineligible Status, you are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid, which includes loans, campus program funds from Worker Retraining, Workfirst, BFET, or Opportunity Grant, in addition to scholarships, Veterans Educational Benefits, and Athletic Tuition Waivers.

To regain eligibility you must demonstrate, using your own resources to pay for educational expenses, that you have taken steps to bring yourself back into satisfactory academic standing. The list below indicates some of the ways in which you may regain your eligibility. For additional information, or to develop a plan to regain eligibility, you are encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid SAP Specialist. You may call or stop by the office to make an appointment.

  • If you have additional information or documentation that may help clarify your situation and add to your petition, you can appeal a denied petition by making an appointment with the Financial Aid SAP Specialist.
  • If your GPA is below a 2.0, you must bring it up to at least a 2.0 before you are considered for reinstatement. This is generally done in three ways:
    • Repeat, and improve the grades for the exact same classes you previously failed. You can then submit a Course Repeat Form, which requests that the original grade be removed from the GPA calculation.
    • Consistently take required classes needed for your degree or certificate program and earn grades above 2.0.
    • If it has been two or more years since you attended Edmonds Community College, you may qualify for a Petition for Academic Renewal/Grade Expunge, once you have completed 30 college level credits, within a three-quarter time frame, and with a GPA of 2.5. 
  • If we determined that you cannot complete your degree or certificate program within the 125% maximum time frame, you may take the following steps to regain your eligibility:
    • Complete your program, and then petition asking that the credits for that program not be counted so that you can pursue a new program
    • Complete a specified number of credits to bring your credit completion rate up to 67%. The Financial Aid SAP Specialist determines the number of credits you must complete to be in compliance with the federal rule.
  • Take classes for a specified number of quarters and/or credits to demonstrate your ability to complete your classes successfully. You must meet with the Financial Aid SAP Specialist to determine the number of credit/quarters you must complete to regain eligibility.

EdMail: You are required to use it! It is the way we communicate with you.

The college assigns all students EdMail (email) accounts within a couple of days after they register for their first class. Note: if you are a former student returning after time away from school, check with the Enrollment Services Office to confirm what email address we have on file for you. We use the address recorded in the Enrollment Services records. To gain access to your account, follow the steps at www.edcc.edu/edmail.