Aid Programs

Office Closure

The Financial Aid Office will be closed all day on January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day

Aid Programs 2022-2023

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 $400 per quarter 

Green River Grant 5 Yes

Up to $600 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. 7.54% 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 4.99% 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.


How can I check on the status of my aid?

Please check the preferred email you have selected in ctcLink regularly along with the Tasks, Message Center, and Financial Aid tiles in ctcLink for updates on your financial aid. To update your email, select the Profile tile in ctcLink.


The 2023-24 FAFSA and WASFA applications are now open. You must renew your FAFSA/WASFA every year to receive aid. The 2023-24 application covers aid for summer 2023 - spring 2024. The priority deadline for summer and fall quarter next year is April 30th, but students who submit earlier may qualify for more aid and will be notified sooner about how much aid they can expect to receive.

Student Loan Debt Relief Is Blocked

Courts have issued orders blocking the U.S. Department of Education's student debt relief program. As a result, at this time, Federal Student Aid is not accepting applications. They are seeking to overturn those orders. If you've already applied, Federal Student Aid will hold your application. Subscribe and check the website for updates. Information will be posted on as soon as further updates are available.




Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Winter Quarter 

Starting January 3rd

Zoom Hours

Help filling out FAFSA/WASFA ONLY

If you have a question other than FAFSA/WASFA help and are unable to call us or visit our office during operating hours, email to schedule an appointment.

Phone Hours

Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

In-Person Hours - SA 231

Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM 
Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Students are not required to make an appointment in advance, but wait times to speak with a staff member may vary. 

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Contact Us


Phone: 253-288-3392


Instagram: @grcfinaid

Office Address:

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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231


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Fax: 253-288-3473