Receiving Your Aid

Office Closure

The Financial Aid Office will be closed all day on January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day

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 will deliver your remaining financial aid after your tuition has been paid. For more information about BankMobile, 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

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.

Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA TODAY!

The 2023-24 FAFSA and WASFA applications are now open. You must renew your FAFSA/WASFA every year to receive aid. The 2023-24 application covers aid for summer 2023 - spring 2024. The priority deadline for summer and fall quarter next year is April 30th, but students who submit earlier may qualify for more aid and will be notified sooner about how much aid they can expect to receive.

Student Loan Debt Relief Is Blocked

Courts have issued orders blocking the U.S. Department of Education's student debt relief program. As a result, at this time, Federal Student Aid is not accepting applications. They are seeking to overturn those orders. If you've already applied, Federal Student Aid will hold your application. Subscribe and check the studentaid.gov website for updates. Information will be posted on studentaid.gov as soon as further updates are available.

 

 

 

Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Winter Quarter 

Starting January 3rd

Zoom Hours

Help filling out FAFSA/WASFA ONLY

If you have a question other than FAFSA/WASFA help and are unable to call us or visit our office during operating hours, email finaid@greenriver.edu to schedule an appointment.

Phone Hours

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. 
 

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Contact Us

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Zoom: greenriver.edu/va

Instagram: @grcfinaid

Office Address:

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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

 

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Fax: 253-288-3473