Aid Programs

On October 25, Green River College is launching the ctcLink student self-service portal that provides an improved user experience. Students should take steps to:

  • Visit the ctcLink webpage to activate your ctcLink account beginning October 25th
  • At this time, students will not be able to view information regarding their financial aid in ctcLink. Please refer to the Student Financial Aid Portal to view your aid status for the current award year (fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022). After the new year, information regarding the status of your aid for the 2022-2023 award year will be available in ctcLink for those who have submitted their FAFSA/WASFA applications.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions regarding your aid. We will re-open on October 25th. Please refer to our hours of operation to see when and how you can get in touch with us.
  • Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA applications for the 2022-2023 award year to ensure that you continue to receive aid for summer and fall quarter 2022.

Aid Programs 2021-2022

Financial aid programs at Green River are administered according to nationally established policies and guidelines, which are based on the belief that parents have the primary responsibility for assisting their children with educational expenses.

Employment Programs

Program Name / DescriptionMinimum No. of CreditsWashington Residency RequiredAward Amounts
Federal Work-Study
A federal program to provide employment opportunities for students on or off campus
No  $200 to $2,000 per quarter

Gift Aid

Program Name/DescriptionMinimum No. of CreditsWashington Residency RequiredAward Amounts
Federal Pell Grant
A federal grant program for undergraduate students
1 No $661 to $6,495 per 9 months
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
A federal grant program for undergraduate students
6 No $150 to $600 per year
Washington College Grant (f/k/a Washington State Need Grant)
A state grant program for undergraduate students
3 Yes

$36 - $4,333 per year or

$58 - $6,944 per year for BAS

College Bound Scholarship 3 Yes

Up to $2,233 per year or

Up to $3,278 per year for BAS

Tuition Waiver
A state program to cover tuition cost
5 Yes

Up to $1,400 per quarter or

Up to $2,059 per quarter for BAS

Green River Grant 5 Yes $50 - $750 per quarter

Loan Programs

Program Name / DescriptionMinimum No. of CreditsWashington Residency RequiredAward Amounts
 Direct PLUS Loan
A federal loan program for parents of dependent students. 6.28% interest rate. Payment can be deferred.
No Maximum loan for parents is based on cost of attendance, less any other aid. 
Federal Direct Loan
A federal loan program with 3.73% interest for subsidized and unsubsidized loans with deferred payments.
6 No Maximum amount $5,500 as a freshman, $6,500 as a sophomore, and $7,500 BAS level plus additional Unsubsidized amounts. Minimum varies depending on eligibility.


Office Re-Opening

The Financial Aid Office will re-open to answer student questions beginning October 25th. Our hours of operation for the rest of fall quarter are listed below.

Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The new FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available. Renew your application today to ensure you have aid for summer and fall quarter next year.

Processing Updates

We are currently processing financial aid applications for fall quarter completed in August 2021 (updated on 11/23/2021)

How do I submit a document to Financial Aid?

Students can now submit files electronically to our office using our secure document upload tool. Students can continue to submit documents via the Financial Aid Portal, but we will no longer accept documents via email for security reasons.

Need extra money?

Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today! 


Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Fall Quarter Hours  Beginning October 25th
Zoom Hours
Monday - Friday 12 PM - 4 PM
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
In-Person Help at GRC's Main Campus in Auburn
Available by Appointment on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 AM - 5 PM

View Closures & Special Hours

Contact Us


Phone: 253-288-3392


Make an appointment to meet financial aid staff in-person

Green River College | 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA. 98092

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

Instagram: @grcfinaid


Submitting Documents

Secure Document Upload Tool

Financial Aid Portal

Fax: 253-288-3473