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
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.
- Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form, and browse common FAFSA topics
- See what the FAFSA Process looks like (PDF).
- How to create an FSA ID
- FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents
- After the FAFSA: What Happens Next
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.
8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
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.
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
Gift aid that is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Grants do not need to be repaid.
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.