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 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.
Financial aid application 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021) is now open! Apply Now
Priority funding processing date is April 30 2020. Students meeting this date will be considered for maximum funding for the academic year.
Need help to complete your FAFSA or WASFA?
Walk-ins are welcome: Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. One of our representatives can help you in the financial aid office, SA 231.
Spring quarter tuition deferment will be given to files completed by February 3.
Plan to attend spring quarter 2020?
Apply for 2019 -2020 FAFSA/WASFA. See Applying for Aid
We are currently processing applications completed in February 2020. (updated on 2/3/20)
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Hours of Operation
|Monday, Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231