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Financial Aid


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.

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What is the Priority Processing Deadline?

The financial aid process takes time. Colleges set deadlines to help students apply and submit documentation to the Financial Aid Office to ensure that award is offered before the start of the term and funds are available to meet payment deadlines. Students can still submit completed applications after these deadlines, but students will be responsible for their educational costs until the financial aid award is offered. It is advised that students file their FAFSA starting October 1 and submit all requested document/information to the Financial Aid Office as soon as they received an email indicating that we have received their FAFSA information.

Spring 2019 March 7, 2019
Summer & Fall 2019 May 2, 2019
Winter 2020 November 14, 2019
Spring 2020 March 5, 2020

Helpful Links


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


Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

College Goal Washington:


November 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 and 29
5 p.m.  - 7 p.m.
Clark College Career Center
(Penguin Union Building Room 002)

FAFSA Information

The first day to apply for your 2019-2020 FAFSA is now: October 1, 2018! Learn more about the Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form, and browse common FAFSA topics

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. See what the FAFSA Process looks like (PDF).

View these helpful videos to learn more about the FAFSA.  



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.


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.



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.