Undocumented Students


Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for the 2022-23 year by April 30th for summer and fall quarters

To meet our priority processing deadline, you must renew your FAFSA/WASFA by April 30th and submit any required forms and documents to the Financial Aid Office within 30 days of receiving a notification about the items you need to submit

Our office is just beginnning to process applications, so it may be several weeks until you are notified about what items you may need to submit and the status of your application

If you submit your FAFSA/WASFA or documents after the deadline, the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that we will process your aid by the start of the quarter. Please check your ctcLink portal and preferred email indicated in ctcLink for updates about the status of your financial aid


Undocumented Students

Welcome to Green River College! We support undocumented students on continuing your educational journey. We are here to help you succeed financially and meet your goals in life.

Our office is committed to protecting your personal data. Any information you disclose to our office is confidential and is not shared with anyone else beyond the state agencies required to disburse and administer your financial aid. More information about privacy protections for undocumented students and their families can be found here.

You CAN get financial aid in the state of Washington, even if you are undocumented, as long as you meet certain criteria to qualify as a Washington state resident!

Due to recent changes in Washington state law, it is even easier to qualify!

How You Qualify

1. You must have completed a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent (It doesn't matter if you earned it outside the U.S.!)

2. You must have lived in Washington for at least one year prior to your first quarter at Green River College

3. Submit a WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) by our priority processing deadline and list Green River College on your application. Within the WASFA application, you must commit to applying for permanent residency in the United States as soon as you can.

Need help completing your WASFA? Contact Shawn Warner at swarner@greenriver.edu.

But there is more information!

We encourage all students to also apply for scholarships in addition to submitting a financial aid application. Our Green River College Foundation offers over 300 scholarships to students regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, and the application opens twice a year in January and September. There are also many other organizations that provide scholarships specifically for undocumented scholars.

Other financial resources open to undocumented students include:


Renew Your FAFSA/WASFA for 2022-23

The FAFSA and WASFA applications for the 2022-23 award year are available now! Renew your application by April 30, 2022 to ensure you have aid for summer and fall quarter.

Processing Updates

We are currently processing financial aid applications for the current award year completed in April 2022 (updated on 4/29/2022). 

Spring Quarter 2022 Financial Aid Deadline

June 17th is the last day to submit documents to receive financial aid for spring quarter 2022. If you took classes this quarter and still haven't submitted your financial aid documents yet, submit your documents now!

How do I submit a document to Financial Aid?

Students can now submit files electronically to our office using our secure document upload tool. Students can continue to submit documents via the Financial Aid Portal, but we will no longer accept documents via email for security reasons.

Need extra money?

Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today! 


Federal School Code

Our Federal School Code is 003780

Hours of Operation

Spring Quarter Hours 

Zoom Hours

Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 4 PM
Closed Fridays 
Phone Hours (253) 288-3392
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Fridays 
In-Person Hours at Green River College's Main Campus in Auburn
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM - 5 PM starting April 4th
Students are not required to make an appointment in advance, but should sign in when they arrive at the Student Affairs Building. Wait times to speak with a staff member may vary. Masks are required to visit our office.

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Contact Us

Email: finaid@greenriver.edu

Phone: 253-288-3392

Zoom: greenriver.edu/va

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

Student Affairs Building, Room 231

Instagram: @grcfinaid


Submitting Documents

Secure Document Upload Tool

Financial Aid Portal

Fax: 253-288-3473