Financial Aid Shopping Sheet WA Residents

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for Entire Program

Estimated calculation based on the 2022-2023 academic year


Associate Degree - (6 Quarters, 2-Years)
  Living with Parents Other Housing Budget *
Tuition and Fees (WA resident rate) $9,450 $9,450
Room & Board $15,888 $35,904
Books & Supplies $1,404 $1,404
Transportation $3,324 $3,324
Other Education Costs $3,600 $3,600
Estimated Cost of Attendance $33,666 $53,682


Bachelor’s Degree - (12 Quarters, 4-Years)
  Living with Parents Other Housing Budget *
Tuition and Fees (WA resident rate) $24,690 $24,690
Room & Board $31,776 $71,808
Books & Supplies $2,808 $2,808
Transportation $6,648 $6,648
Other Education Costs $7,200 $7,200
Estimated Cost of Attendance $73,122 $113,154

For more information on the estimated cost of attendance per academic year – GRC Tuition & Fees .
*Other Housing Budget: the amount calculated is based on “on -campus” housing values. Actual housing
amounts vary based upon individual housing circumstances.

Expected Family Contributions (EFC)

  Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree
As calculated by Green River College using information reported on the FAFSA/WASFA or to the college.

Note, for general informational purposes, the EFC value is blank. Actual EFC calculated is based upon individual financial circumstances.

Scholarship and Grant Options Student May Qualify to Receive

Scholarships and Grants are considered “gift” aid – no repayment is needed.

  Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree
Merit-Based Scholarships $X,XXX $X,XXX
Scholarships from GRC $X,XXX $X,XXX
Private Scholarships $X,XXX $X,XXX
Employer-Paid Tuition Assistance $X,XXX $X,XXX
Other scholarships $X,XXX $X,XXX
Estimated Total Scholarships $XX,XXX $XX,XXX

Note: for general informational purposes, the scholarship values are blank. Actual scholarship amount(s) awarded is dependent upon individual eligibility and circumstances.

Need-Based Grant Aid Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree
Federal Pell Grants $X,XXX $X,XXX
Institutional Grants $X,XXX $X,XXX
State Grants $X,XXX $X,XXX
Estimated Total Scholarships $XX,XXX $XX,XXX

Note, the amounts listed for grants are the maximum you can receive based on WA resident status for the entire 2-year/4-year program (estimated based on 2022-2023 academic year). Actual amounts vary based upon individual financial eligibility.


VA Education Benefits**
  Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree
VA Education Benefits
Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606
$50,222 $100,444

**Amount calculated includes tuition/fees, book stipend, and housing; and is based on maximum VA eligibility and minimum full-time enrollment at the in-state tuition rates for the entire 2-year/4-year program (estimated based on 2022-2023 academic year). Actual amount received may vary depending on the benefit type and enrollment level. For more information on how to get started with your benefits and calculate your VA benefits – Comparison Tool.


Net Price

College Costs You Will Be Required to Pay
  Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree
Net Price to You
(Total cost of attendance minus total grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits (if applicable))

Note, for general informational purposes, the net price value is blank. Actual calculated net price is based upon individual financial circumstances.


Loan and Work Options to Pay the Net Price to You

Loan Options*
  Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
(4.99% interest rate | 1.057% origination fee)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
(4.99% interest rate | 1.057% origination fee)
$4,000 (Dependent)
$12,000 (Independent)
$8,000 (Dependent)
$26,000 (Independent)
Estimated Total Loan Options $12,000 (Dependent)
$20,000 (Independent)
$27,000 (Dependent)
$45,000 (Independent)

For federal student loans, origination fees are deducted from loan proceeds.


*Loan Amounts

Note that the amounts listed are the maximum available to you, for the entire 2-year/4-year program, based on annual limits and your financial status (estimated based on 2022-2023 academic year). To learn about loan repayment choices and calculate your Federal Loan monthly payment, go to

Estimated amount of student loan debt upon completion of a degree or certificate. Students should borrow responsibly. This means only borrowing what you need. Students may borrow (if eligible), between $5,500 to $10,500 per year, depending on grade level in school and your dependency status. Please visit GRC’s Financial Aid website for additional Student Loan information or the National Student Loan Data System to find out how much you own in federal loans.


Work Options - Student Employment
Hours per Week (estimated)
VA Work Study***
Hours per Week (estimated)
Other Campus Job $X,XXX/year

***VA Work Study weekly and annual income is calculated based on Washington State minimum wage (2022 year). For more information on requirements and how to get started – Veterans Work Study Program.

†Other Campus Job: For general informational purposes, this field is left blank. Actual annual salary calculated is based upon individual circumstances.


Other Funding Options
You may have other options to repay the remaining costs. These include:
  • Green River College Student Support & Services
  • Tuition payment plan offered by Green River College
  • Parent PLUS loans, which your parent(s) can apply for
  • Non-federal private education loan, which you or your parent(s) can apply for after passing a credit check
  • Other Military or National Service benefits
  • Student Employment through Green River College


Other Funding Options

Certification for VA Education Benefits each quarter is not automatic. Students who wish to receive the benefit must complete the paperwork with the SCO and must submit the Quarterly Enrollment Request (QER) form every quarter after signing up for classes in order to continue receiving benefits and to prevent delays in payment of benefits.

If the QER form is not submitted to the Veteran Services Office, we will assume that the student does not wish to receive the benefit or is no longer attending, and the benefits will discontinue into the next academic term. The QER form can be submitted in-person in the Veteran Services Office or online through our secure upload portal


Absence Due to Military Service

When students are deployed (or re-stationed, National Guard 2-week training, boot camp, etc.) while enrolled in classes at Green River College, students should provide a copy of their orders to the Office of the Registrar (OtR) in order to process a Withdrawal/Refund Exception Request (i.e., Policy Exception).

Incomplete(I) grade policy*
An instructor may record a student’s work as incomplete when the student has been delayed in completing the required work. “I” grades do not affect GPA. Student has four quarters (or less, if instructor indicates) to finish the Incomplete agreement with the instructor. After four quarters, if the “I” grade still appears on the transcript it will be changed to a 0.0 by the Office of the Registrar.

Incomplete Agreements
Coursework may be completed according to an agreement between the instructor and student. Any student seeking to establish an Incomplete Agreement must contact the instructor for the class. At the instructor’s discretion, an Incomplete Agreement may be created and will reside with the instructor of record. The instructor will assign an “I” grade during the grading period. Once the terms of the Incomplete Agreement have been met, the instructor submits a change of grade to the Office of the Registrar.

* Reference: Green River College Grading Policy.


Program Requirements/Examinations That Are Required to Obtain a License, Certification or Approval for Which the Course of Education Prepares the Individual
Students can visit this page for information about specific program requirements: Program Requirements


Additional Information
Graduation Rates for Green River College Link to GRC Institutional Effectiveness
Information Regarding Transfer Credits Transfer Degree Planning
Degree & Programs At a Glance
Transferring Credits to GRC as a veteran/military-connected student (includes military credits)
Transcript Evaluation
Veteran Services
VA certification, educational planning/academic advising, transitional resources, and other-related services.
(253) 288-3452
Office of the Registrar
Admissions, Residency for Tuition Purposes,
Enrollment Services, and Credential Evaluations.
(253) 833-9111 ext. 2500
Link to all forms for OtR
Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office
(253) 288-3392
Disability Support Services
Classroom accommodations
Disablitly Support
(253) 931-6460
TDD (253) 288-3359
Career & Advising Center
Academic advising (for non-military students), career services
(253) 833-9111 ext. 3482
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(888) 442-4551

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by contacting Disability Support Services at 253-931-6460; TTY 253-288-3359; or by email at Green River College is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Learn more at



Financial Aid Office Availability

In order to work on processing aid applications for 2024-25, the Financial Aid Office will have dedicated processing time during these dates: May 13-24, June 10-28, and August 19-30. For more information on what this means, check the FAFSA Simplification page.

How can I check on the status of my aid?

Check your email along with the Tasks, Message Center, and Financial Aid tiles in your student homepage in ctcLink for updates on your financial aid. We will not be able to start processing applications and sending out aid offers for the 2024-25 aid year until late June. Contact our office if you have questions about the status of your 2023-24 application.

2024-2025 FAFSA/WASFA now available!

Renew your FAFSA/WASFA for the 2024-25 award year. This includes Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025.

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Spring Quarter Hours of Operation

Phone Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-Person Hours - SA 231

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 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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Office Address:

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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231


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