Disbursement Options

Disbursement Options

Once you complete your financial aid file, BankMobile Disbursements will send you a Refund Selection Kit in a bright green envelope by mail. The envelope contains information you will need to set up how you would like to receive your refund (disbursement) while you are attending Green River College.

You have three options to receive your financial aid refund (disbursement). Carefully read through all of the information for each option and make the selection that is best for you. You can update your refund (disbursement) preference at any time by visiting www.refundselection.com.

  1. Electronically transfer funds to your existing bank account
    You may request an electronic deposit of your financial aid refund (disbursement) to your existing bank account. There is no charge for receiving your refund (disbursement) this way. It takes 2-3 business days for the electronic fund transfer to reach your bank account.
  2. BankMobile Vibe checking account
    The BankMobile Vibe checking account is a free checking account you open with BankMobile Disbursements. With this bank account selection, you will receive a Gator Choice Debit Card which can be used for purchases anywhere a Debit MasterCard is accepted. Students will have free access to their funds when using the Allpoint national network of ATM's as well as the two ATM's on the main Green River campus (Science Building and Salish Hall).

    If you choose this option, your refund (disbursement) is available the same business day Green River College sends the electronic fund transfer. Normally, this is the first day of each quarter for students who have an active award, are in good academic standing, and finalized their class schedules one week prior to the quarter start.

    To avoid paying fees when making a purchase using your Gator Choice Debit Card, use the "swipe and sign" method. Swipe your card, select the "credit" option and sign your receipt. Your card will still be used as a debit card but without fees, because your debit card cannot be used as a credit card. However, by saying credit the vendor pays the fee.

    You are not required to select the BankMobile Vibe checking account to receive your financial aid refund (disbursement). You only open this account if you want to have your disbursement available on your debit card.
  3. Paper Check
    You may request to have your financial aid refund (disbursement) issued as a paper check. Checks are sent via the U.S. Postal Service to your address on file with Green River’s Enrollment Services Office within 5-7 business days after Green River College sends the funds to BankMobile. There is no charge for receiving your refund/disbursement this way, although it will take longer to receive your check. 

The timing estimates are after BankMobile Disbursements receives Green River College's electronic fund transfer. The earliest time to receive your financial aid disbursement will be the afternoon of the first day of the quarter.

Contact Us

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Fax: 253-288-3473
Email: finaid@greenriver.edu
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m
Wednesday, Thursday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780


2018-2019 Academic Year Applications (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)
Spring Quarter 2018
  • Spring quarter tuition holds will be given to files completed by February 15.
Processing Updates

We are currently processing applications completed in January. (updated on 1/11/18)