Pay For College

Money for College

Paying for college is a challenge for most students. We can help. Green River provides the following funding options to help eligible students with their college expenses.

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If you have questions about these programs or need help filling out the forms, call us today. We want to help you get the money you need to pay for your college education.

Financial Aid

Federal, state and college-based financial aid is available to our students in the form of grants, loans, work-study jobs and scholarships.  Financial aid awards are processed throughout the year in the order files are completed, so it is best to apply as early as possible to receive the funding that is still available.

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Scholarships

The Green River Foundation offers over 275 scholarships each year to eligible students.  Students may choose among five categories of scholarships: program based, merit based, need based, general scholarships and transfer scholarships.

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Funding Programs for Undocumented Students

Whether you are applying to Green River, or are already a student, we are committed to supporting undocumented students through the application process of accessing the resources available to help your pursue higher education.  Washington State provides a number of funding programs that help undocumented students succeed in their educational pursuits.

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Funding for Career and Technical Education

Green River provides free and reduced tuition, fees, books and supplies for students who qualify for funding assistance. Our funding programs serve those who:

  • Receive or have exhausted their unemployment benefits.
  • Have recently lost their jobs, ended self-employment or received notice of an impending layoff.
  • Qualify as low-income.
  • Receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Are divorced, widowed or separated.
  • Need additional skills to retain or upgrade their jobs.
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Tuition Assistance for Pre-College Programs

Green River provides a number of low-cost programs to help participants transition to college and build life skills. Our programs serve those who:

  • Did not graduate from high school.
  • Are interested in taking the General Educational Development exam or GED® preparation classes.
  • Want to earn their high school diploma and a college degree, at the same time.
  • Need to improve reading, writing or math skills to improve employment options.
  • Are speakers of other languages and want to improve their English language skills.

For more information, call the Basic Skills office at 253-833-9111, ext. 2315. Para español, habla al Tel. 253-833-9111, ext. 2316.

Funding Options for Military Veterans

We are committed to the success of student Veterans and their families. The G.I. Bill, Veteran's Assistance and other military education benefits can all be applied to the cost of attending Green River. For information, call Veterans Services at 253-833-9111, ext. 2449.

Eligible Veterans or National Guard Members may also be eligible for a 10% deduction off the first 10 credits per quarter. Children and Spouses of disabled, POW/MIA or diseased eligible Veterans or National Guard Members may be eligible to receive a complete waiver of tuition, including building and operating fees.  

For information, contact Enrollment Services at 253-833-9111, ext. 2500.

Easy Payment Plan (STEP)

Budgeting for college can be a challenge.  Green River wants to help. That is why we offer an easy payment plan called STEP.

STEP is a tuition payment plan available to assist students to pay their tuition and fees in three manageable payments, following the payment due dates listed in schedule below and published in the quarterly class schedule.

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