Financial Aid is administered in accordance with established state and federal policies and philosophies. We encourage you to apply for financial aid regardless of your financial status.
Applications are available every October 1st and need to be renewed annually as long as you are in school. Priority deadline to submit your application is January 1st. We prefer you begin the process six months before you plan to start school. It takes an average of 3-5 business days for us to receive your financial aid application. Once we receive it, we will mail you a letter and email if we need additional information to complete your file. If we don’t need additional information, we will prepare your financial aid award letter and mail it to you. This process can take several weeks once all required documents are received. We award on a first come, first serve basis.
In Washington, there are two different applications for financial aid, but you only need to file one.
File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
File the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to file the FAFSA due to immigration status. Select application below to start the process:
On February 26th, 2014, Governor Inslee signed into law the Dream Act, known in Washington State as the Real Hope Act. This law allows undocumented non-citizens, who are unable to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to his/her immigration status, to apply for State Financial Aid through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) application.
If you have any questions regarding your financial aid status or the process, please contact the Financial Aid Office.