Loans

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.

An education loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. Many students rely on federal government loans to finance their educations. 

Federal Direct Loan Program for students

Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of a student’s higher education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank or credit union.

Students need to complete all required application materials each academic year. Green River’s academic year runs from Fall through Summer. Read more about Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans

The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) may be obtained by parents to cover costs not already covered by their student’s financial aid package, up to the full cost of attendance.

The U.S. Department of Education is the lender for Federal Direct PLUS Loans. Read more about Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans

Private Education Loans

Private Education Loans, also known as Alternative Education Loans, help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the amount the government may allow you to borrow in its programs. Private loans are offered by private lenders and no federal forms are required. Terms may vary from lender to lender.

For private education loans students must meet the lender’s credit criteria. Creditworthy cosigners may help you qualify for a lower interest rate. Private education loans may be less expensive than credit card debt, so it is important to check the rates of each before making a decision.

Though not required, it is strongly recommended students first seek financial aid which may include grants, work study, and Federal Direct Loans that carry low fixed rates, prior to considering private loans. This is done by completing a FAFSA and any additional required documents. Usually Federal Direct Loans offer better repayment options, deferments, forbearance and some forgiveness options. There are no credit requirements for Federal Direct Loans for students. You should exhaust your eligibility for Federal Direct Loans before resorting to private student loans. Read more about Private Education Loans

Announcements

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

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Zoom: greenriver.edu/va

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