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 upon receipt of your signed award letter, as long as your registered credits match the financial aid award level.
- How do I get my money?
BankMobile Disbursements will deliver your remaining financial aid after your tuition has been paid. Once you complete your financial aid file, BankMobile Disbursements will send you a Refund Selection Kit with a Personal Code to validate identity. You can select your refund (disbursement) preference from three options.
- 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 is part of your financial aid and gives you a chance to work and earn money. Sign up for a required orientation session with the student payroll coordinator at 253-833-9111, ext. 2447 before the quarter starts to receive job listings, payroll forms and general information at the orientation.
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231
Hours of Operation
|8 a.m. - 7 p.m|
|8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
2018-2019 Academic Year Applications (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)
- Please complete 2018-2019 FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov or WASFA Application at Washington Student Achievement Council now!
- We no longer rquire Supplemental Financial Aid Applications. Refer to the Applying for Aid section.
Winter Quarter 2018
- Winter quarter tuition holds will be given to files completed by October 31.
2017-2018 Academic Year Applications (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018)
- We have received your complete financial aid application if you find an Item "READY TO REVIEW" on the Portal Information Needed section.
- We still need document(s) from you if you find any blank(s) in the Date Received column on the Portal Information Needed section.
PROCESSING UPDATES (Updated on December 14, 2017)
We are currently processing applications completed in December.