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Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office during COVID-19

We’re still here for you! We're just doing things differently.

Current status:

We are serving students remotely. On-campus offices are closed.

How to contact us:

  • Email:
  • Zoom or Other Preferred Method: By Request (make request via email)

Our current estimated response time is 5-7 business days.

Current hours:

Financial Aid Office – M-TH, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit 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.

Helpful Links


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

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.


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. 


2020-2021 Financial Aid
Application Information

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 or the Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA) at

Important 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.