Financial Aid Deadlines

Important Announcement: In-person student support services at GRC's Main Campus in Auburn will be suspended until February 7th. Please do not come to campus during this time. Students may contact the Financial Aid Office virtually via phone, email or Zoom until we re-open for in-person services.

Financial Aid Priority Funding Processing Dates

Green River College’s Priority Funding Processing Date for Fall 2021 passed on April 30th. Apply now for winter quarter 2022!

Even if a student has missed the priority processing deadline, the Financial Aid Office encourages them to submit their FAFSA or WASFA for the quarter they are planning on attending courses at Green River College. 

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. A student will receive a note when their file is completed that says their file is "Ready for Review by Financial Aid Office" on their Financial Aid Portal under the "Information We Need From You" section. 

*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.*

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 - 2020-2021 FAFSA or WASFA

Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 - 2021-2022 FAFSA or WASFA

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

Past and Upcoming Priority Funding Processing Dates

Priority Funding Processing


Fall Quarter 2021 April 30, 2021
Winter Quarter 2022 November 30, 2021
Spring Quarter 2022 January 28, 2022
Summer Quarter 2022 April 30, 2022
Fall Quarter 2021 April 30, 2022

What Happens After I Submit All My Financial Aid Documents?

Completed files are put in line to be awarded by monthly cutoff dates. All files that were completed before the priority processing deadline group are processed and awarded financial aid prior to moving on to files completed in subsequent months. 

Students can view the month that their financial aid file was completed in the Financial Aid Portal in the "Information We Need from You" section. The announcements section of the Financial Aid website is regularly updated with the current month we are awarding completed files. Depending on when students complete their financial aid file, it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 7 months for a student's financial aid to be processed. Students are sent a notification to their Green River College student email when their financial aid has been processed.

Students who completed their files by the priority processing deadline will also be given a tuition hold to keep their classes in place before financial aid pays for them, typically 2-3 weeks before the start of each quarter. Students are responsible for covering the remaining balance on their student account if financial aid funds do not entirely cover their tuition and fees. 



Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available now! Renew your application by April 30, 2022 to ensure you have aid for summer and fall quarter.

Processing Updates

We are currently processing financial aid applications for fall quarter completed in November 2021 (updated on 1/5/2022)

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

Winter Quarter Hours January 3rd-14th
Zoom Hours
Monday - Friday 12 PM - 4 PM
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

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Contact Us


Phone: 253-288-3392


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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

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Submitting Documents

Secure Document Upload Tool

Financial Aid Portal

Fax: 253-288-3473