Office Closure Announcement
The Financial Aid Office will be closed a partial day on Friday, October 7th from 8 AM - 1 PM for a staff retreat. The office will re-open and be available from 1 PM - 4:30 PM.
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
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.
Foundation Scholarship Application is OPEN!
The application for Green River College's Foundation Scholarship for winter and spring quarter 2023 is now available! Apply by October 21st to be considered! Learn more and apply now at greenrivercollegefoundation.org/applynow
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Hours of Operation
Starting September 6th
|By appointment only|
|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.|
Green River College 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092
Student Affairs Building, Room 231