Receiving Your Aid

Receiving Your Aid

Congratulations on receiving your financial aid award notification! Read your award letter thoroughly and accept the awards that you believe are most beneficial to you. You can accept/decline the offered awards through your portal or return your signed award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

  • Do I need to enroll full-time?
    You do not need to enroll full-time to receive financial aid. If you want to be a part-time student, your grant(s) will be reduced.
    • Full-time (12 or more credits in your program of study) = full grant
    • Three-quarter (9, 10, or 11 credits) = 3/4 of the grant
    • One-half (6, 7, or 8 credits) = 1/2 of the grant
    • Less than half (5 or fewer credits) = partial Grant ONLY if eligible
  • How do I pay my tuition?
    Your financial aid funds will pay your tuition as long as your registered credits match the financial aid award level. Please notify the Financial Aid office if you are registering less than 12 credits.
  • How do I get my money?
    BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. will deliver your remaining financial aid after your tuition has been paid. For more information about BankMobile Disbursements, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/.
  • How long can I receive financial aid?
    You may receive financial aid up to 150% of your program's length, which includes all attempted college level credits. For an Associate Degree, 150% of the program length is usually 9 full-time quarters. Baccalaureate Degree students will be allowed an additional nine quarters for the junior and senior years.
  • Will financial aid cover all classes or programs?
    No! Financial aid can only cover state-approved degrees or certificates, and the certificates need to be at least two quarters in length to be eligible. Financial aid will only pay for required classes in your program. Not all classes listed as electives in the catalog are eligible for funding.
  • What happens if I drop out of all of my classes?
    If you drop all of your classes during a quarter (or stop attending all classes), you will lose your future financial aid eligibility. You may also be required to repay some of the grant or loan funds you received to the government and the college. When this happens, you are reported to a national database and lose eligibility at all colleges until the funds are repaid.
  • How do I start my work-study job?
    Work-study may be a part of your financial aid offer. To receive Work-Study, you must have unmet financial need and be accepted for an eligible campus job. Create a profile on Handshake to view open positions. Contact Natalya Thompson, Student Employment Specialist, if you have questions at NAThompson@greenriver.edu

Announcements

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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Contact Us

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Instagram: @grcfinaid

Office Address:

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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

 

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