Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students pay for college. This financial assistance can cover educational expenses including tuition and fees, books, supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. Financial aid awards may include a combination of these various types of aid.

Learn more about types of aid

We are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails and our normal response time is delayed. Please allow 5-7 business days for a reply. Many questions can be answered by reviewing our website.

The financial aid office is currently reviewing completed applications for students attending summer quarter that met our June 21 deadline. We appreciate your patience as we focus on file processing.

Important News Concerning the 2024-25 FAFSA and WASFA

The 2024-2025 FAFSA and WASFA are now available!    The FAFSA and WASFA for future years should be available on October 1.   Please see our FAFSA Simplification Act page for more details.

As you may have heard, the FAFSA has been updated with fewer questions to answer and allowing more students to be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.  These changes have affected processing times for financial aid offices throughout the country. 

Students attending Summer 2024: We are currently processing applications for students with a valid FAFSA/WASFA received by June 21 and who were registered for summer by June 21 as priority.  Students whose applications were received after June 21 will be reviewed in the order they were received once our priority students are done.

Students attending Fall 2024:  Processing for students attending fall will begin once summer students have been reviewed.  We anticipate review to begin sometime in August. 

Please check your email and the status of your financial aid on ctcLink for updates from our office.

Apply for Financial Aid

Follow these step by step instructions to submit your free FAFSA and WASFA applications.

Apply Now

Check Status

Find out how much financial assistance you received and what you need to do next by logging in to ctcLink.

How to check your financial aid status

Disburse and Access Funds

Get access to your aid, transfer balances, and manage your refunds.

Learn about aid disbursement and access

Find Financial Aid Eligible Programs

Make sure your chosen degree or certificate is eligible for Financial Aid and learn about alternative funding options.

See list of eligible programs

Maintain Your Aid Eligibility

Learn about the different measures that are used to determine if you can receive or continue to receive financial aid.

Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress

Student Loan Exit Counseling

Leaving the College? Transferring to another school? Set up an exit meeting to ensure your financial aid is set as you move forward.

Learn more about exit counseling

Change of Income

If you or your family have experienced a dramatic change in income or a loss of resources that was not reflected on your current FAFSA or WASFA, you may submit a Special Circumstances request to have your financial aid eligibility re-evaluated. Please note that increased financial need does not guarantee increased funding.

Additional Financial Aid Forms

Once you've filled out your application, if additional documents are required, the Financial Aid Office will notify you and post the requirements within your ctcLink account.

Access copies of these additional documents

Contact Us

Financial Aid

FOSS (5000 Building)
(206) 546-4762
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(206) 533-6609
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