Financial Aid Deadlines

Office Closure

The Financial Aid Office will be closed all day on November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Financial Aid Priority Funding Processing Dates

Green River College‚Äôs Priority Funding Processing Date for Winter 2023 is October 31st!

Even if you missed the priority processing deadline, we encourage you to still submit your FAFSA or WASFA as soon as possible. We also recommend that you contact alternative funding sources including Workforce Education to see if they can support you with financial assistance for the quarter.

A student is considered to have met a Priority Funding Processing Date by completing the online FAFSA or WASFA AND submitting all required documents, forms and information to our office by the deadline. 

If a student wants to know what documents or forms they need to submit, they can check their preferred email listed in ctcLink, view the To-Do List in the Tasks tile in ctcLink, or contact our office.

*Students do not need to re-apply for financial aid each quarter they plan to attend Green River College. However, students are required to renew their FAFSA or WASFA every year they are in college. Student are able to renew their FAFSA or WASFA as early as October 1st for the following award year. See the years below to understand which FAFSA or WASFA year you should complete depending on when you will be attending Green River College.*

Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023 - 2022-2023 FAFSA or WASFA

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 - 2023-2024 FAFSA or WASFA

Past and Upcoming Priority Funding Processing Dates

Start Quarter

Priority Deadline Date

Summer Quarter 2022 April 30, 2022
Fall Quarter 2022 April 30, 2022
Winter Quarter 2023 October 31, 2022
Spring Quarter 2023 January 31, 2023

What Happens After I Submit All My Financial Aid Documents?

Once a student has submitted all their required financial aid documents, it may take several weeks or months before it is reviewed for eligibility for financial aid.

Once a student's aid has been processed, they will be able to view it in the Financial Aid tile in ctcLink.

Students who completed their files by the priority processing deadline are given a tuition hold to keep their classes in place before financial aid pays for them.

Students are responsible for covering the remaining balance on their student account if financial aid funds do not entirely cover their tuition and fees. 

If students are eligible to receive more funds than the cost of their tuition and fees, the remaining aid will be disbursed to them through BankMobile.



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

Fall Quarter 

Starting September 6th

Zoom Hours

By appointment only

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