Apply for Financial Aid

Before you start, you will need:

  • Your social security number (if you are a U.S. citizen)
  • Your tax returns from 2 years prior if you have previously filed taxes
  • Your 9-digit USCIS number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • The Title IV School Code, 003791 for Shoreline Community College

Steps to Apply

Financial Aid applicants should apply for admission to Shoreline Community College to receive their student ID number. Applications can be submitted online, via the Web Admissions Center. It’s simple, fast and free!

If not applying online, come to the Enrollment Services Office on campus for great individual attention. For more information, check out Enrollment Services.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for the appropriate academic year online.


  • Apply Early: The FAFSA opens up each year on October 1st for applications for the next school year.
  • School Code: When completing the FAFSA, remember to include the Title IV School Code, 003791 for Shoreline Community College.
  • FSA ID and password: New FAFSA applicants should create a FSA ID username and password. The FSA ID and password allows you to sign into your FAFSA application electronically. Make note of your FSA ID and password for personal reference. Shoreline does not have access to your chosen FSA ID and password. To retrieve, check out the Federal Student Aid's FAQ page


State Financial Aid for DREAMers. Washington State offers financial aid programs to students who aren’t eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status.

Recommended File Completion Dates

The dates listed below indicate when valid FAFSA and all additional forms required to complete your financial aid file should be submitted to the Shoreline Financial Aid Office. Students who do not meet the listed completion dates should plan to pay for all tuition and fees until your eligibility is determined. A payment plan option is available on the How to Pay Tuition page.

2020 - 2021 Award Year

Summer 2020
May 29, 2020
Fall 2020
July 31, 2020
Winter 2021
November 30, 2020
Spring 2021
February 28, 2021

Please Note: If you have completed a FAFSA application outside of these completion dates, you may be eligible for a financial aid payment deferral. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more informaiton.

You may view the status of your financial aid application and award package any time by going to the Student Financial Aid Portal.

If additional documents are required to complete your financial aid file, the Financial Aid Office will notify you through your Shoreline email account and post these requirements on the Financial Aid Portal. Check out the Additional Financial Aid Forms page to access copies of these additional documents.

All Shoreline students receive a Shoreline email account after applying for admission to the college. The Financial Aid Office sends all communication through your Shoreline email account so check it often!

Please Note: If you are a former student returning after time away from school, check out the Former Students page or contact Enrollment Services to determine the email address we have on file for you.

Students receiving financial aid are required to select a program of study that leads to an eligible degree or certificate at Shoreline Community College. The Financial Aid Office strongly encourages all financial aid recipients to meet with an academic advisor.

The Advising Center is located in the FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5229. Appointments can be made by emailing or calling (206) 546-4559.

Students are responsible for making certain they take courses that pertain to their program of study or risk exhausting their financial aid before they complete their degree or certificate.

Shoreline Community College offers Federal Student Loan funds through the Federal Direct Lending Program. The Federal Student Aid website provides detailed information about taking out a student loan as well as useful tools to help you manage your student loan, determine how much you can/should borrow, repayment information, and up to date interest rates.

If you would like to apply, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Shoreline Community College Direct Loan Request Form
  2. Log on to using your FSA ID and password (This is the username and password that you created to sign your FAFSA application electronically. If you do not have a FSA ID and password, you can create a login on the page.)
  3. Click on the "Complete Aid Process" heading and complete the two prompted steps.
  4. Complete Entrance Counseling for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Undergraduate Loans - required if this is your first time taking out a Direct Loan at Shoreline Community College.
  5. Complete the MPN (Master Promissory Note) for Undergraduates.

Shoreline Community College will be notified after these steps are completed. For any questions regarding this process, please contact Financial Aid.

If planning to attend Summer Quarter, submit a Summer Quarter Financial Aid request formeither by email to or mail to:

Shoreline Community College
Financial Aid
FOSS (5000) Building
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133