Financial Aid Deadlines

Check on the Status of your Financial Aid in ctcLink

The Financial Aid Portal will not be available to students after spring quarter. Check on the "tasks" and "message center" tiles in ctcLink to see what steps you need to take before your aid can be processed. Once your aid is processed, click on the "financial aid" tile in ctcLink to view your aid offer.

Financial Aid Priority Funding Processing Dates

Green River College’s Priority Funding Processing Date for Spring 2022 passed on January 28th. Apply now using the 2022-23 application for summer and fall 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 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


Spring Quarter 2022 January 28, 2022
Summer Quarter 2022 April 30, 2022
Fall Quarter 2022 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 1 week 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. 



Financial Aid Office Closed on Monday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st

The Financial Aid Office is closed on Monday, June 20th to observe Juneteenth and on Tuesday, June 21st for a mandatory staff training.

Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available now! Renew your application as soon as possible. 

Spring Quarter 2022 Financial Aid Deadline

June 17th is the last day to submit documents to receive financial aid for spring quarter 2022. If you took classes this quarter and still haven't submitted your financial aid documents yet, submit your documents now!

How do I submit a document to Financial Aid?

Students can now submit files electronically to our office using our secure document upload tool or can drop off documents at the Financial Aid Office in-person during our operating hours. We do not accept documents via email for security reasons.

Need extra money?

Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today! The application for summer quarter opens on Saturday, June 18th.


Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Summer Quarter Hours 

Zoom Hours

Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 3 PM
Closed Fridays 
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Fridays 
In-Person Hours at Green River College's Main Campus in Auburn
Mondays - Thursdays from 8 AM - 5 PM starting June 27th
Students are not required to make an appointment in advance, but should sign in when they arrive at the Student Affairs Building. Wait times to speak with a staff member may vary. Masks are required to visit our office.

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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

Instagram: @grcfinaid


Submitting Documents

Secure Document Upload Tool

Financial Aid Portal

Fax: 253-288-3473