Financial Aid Office during COVID-19
We’re still here for you! We're just doing things differently.
We are serving students remotely. On-campus offices are closed.
How to contact us:
- Email: email@example.com
- Zoom or Other Preferred Method: By Request (make request via email)
Our current estimated response time is 5-7 business days.
Financial Aid Office – M-TH, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visit www.clark.edu/covid-19 for more information about college operations at this time.
Federal School Code: 003773
The Financial Aid 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.
Important Information for Current Spring Term Students
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.
2020-2021 Financial Aid
Beginning with the 2020-2021 award year, Clark College Financial Aid Office is transitioning to a new system. Students can view their financial aid information in the student homepage by clicking on the Financial Aid tile.
The Financial Aid Office has begun to process 2020-2021 financial aid applications. Once you complete your 2020-2021 financial aid application, you will receive a confirmation email from our office notifying you of the next steps in the process. Please continue to monitor your preferred email and access your student homepage, until you receive notice of your award status. Please be aware this process can take some time and we appreciate your patience.
If you have not completed a financial aid application, you can complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov or the Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA) at https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/WASFAelig
- If you are planning to attend summer term, you must be enrolled/registered for classes before financial aid fund can be added to your award for summer term.
- Tuition & Fees Payment Due Dates and Payment Options: http://www.clark.edu/enroll/registration/tuition-fees/tuition_payment_process.php
- Notes: Once you submit all your required information to our office, your tuition payment will be placed on hold so your classes will not be dropped until we complete the review of your financial aid. If you are not eligible for financial aid fund, you are respsonsible for the balance you owe.
- If you have emergency expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 and you are a current student or will be enrolled for summer term, you may be eligible for the CARES Act Emergency Grant: http://www.clark.edu/about/emergencies/coronavirus/student-info/financial-resources/cares-funding.php
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.