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Financial Aid

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Our office provides different types of funding to help you cover the cost of education expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

We can assist you with understanding what types of financial aid are available, and how each of them works, including student loans, grants, work study, and scholarships.

Federal School Code: 003773

2019-2020 Financial Aid
Application Information

First day to apply for your FAFSA/WASFA: October 1, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for determining what funds you may qualify for to cover the cost of college.

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid or (WASFA) is a free application for state financial aid for students who are not eligible for federal aid because of immigration status, including undocumented students. State financial aid could include Washington College Grant (formerly the State Need Grant), the College Bound Scholarship, or State Work Study.

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Financial Aid Office
Gaiser Hall, Room 101
(360) 992-2153 / Fax: (360) 992-2864

Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
Friday
Closed

Financial Aid Timeline of Important Dates

This fall, Clark College is upgrading the software that runs MyClark. This upgrade is necessary and will provide lots of great new features for students, but you need to prepare for it!
Because it will take time to convert to the new system, some important timelines may be shifted earlier than you might be used to. In the Office of Financial Aid, these are the important dates and deadlines you will need to keep in mind to make sure you receive your financial aid on time. Information received after these deadlines will be reviewed after the software upgrade.

Important Financial Aid Dates


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October 3, 8, 16, 21, and 30


Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid is available from federal, state, University and private resources. There are several types of financial aid programs available depending on your needs and eligibility

Grants

Gift aid that is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Loans

Funds that are borrowed from federal, institutional, and private sources to help pay for educational expenses. Loans must be repaid, usually with interest.

Student Employment

Work Study and Institutional Hire positions are intended to help students pay for school through part-time employment. These positions are available both on and off-campus. Employment earnings do not need to be repaid.

Scholarships

 

Gift aid that is awarded based on a variety of factors such as academic achievement, athletic ability, leadership, field of study and/or financial need. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.

The scholarship application process is separate from the application for federal and state financial aid.

Workforce Education Services

 

Workforce Education Services (WES) administers a variety of programs that are designed to support students who are pursuing vocational, professional technical non-transfer degree programs and certificates as well as Transitional Studies. Contact the WES department to learn more.

Veterans Benefits

Students in approved programs may use VA educational benefits toward the cost of their programs. Contact our Veterans Resource Center to learn more.