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Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Current hours:

In Person:
Monday through Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

By Phone:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Room:
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 813 2807 1556

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Schedule an In Person Appointment

How to contact us:

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

Attend a 2023-2024 FAFSA or WASFA Workshop

Have questions about Financial Aid? Need help completing your financial aid application?

We are here to help! Join us for these hands-on workshops where representatives will help answer questions and assist you in completing your FAFSA/WASFA application. Workshops are hybrid and have both in person and virtual sessions available.

Please check back here for future workshop dates!

Questions? Contact Chelsea Perrone at

You can now book appointments with us!

If you need assistance with your Financial Aid, schedule a virtual or on-campus appointment with a Financial Aid Representative. All appointments are scheduled through Microsoft Bookings.

Schedule a virtual appointment
For Virtual Appointments - If joining from a desktop, simply follow the weblink provided in your original email confirmation or email reminders. After following the link, you’ll have the option to join the meeting directly on the web or to download the windows web app. Both options work great!

If joining from a mobile device, follow the weblink provided in your original email confirmation or email reminders.

Schedule an in-person appointment
For In-Person Appointments - Please arrive to the Financial Aid Office in GHL 101 3-5 minutes prior to your appointment with photo ID. Check-in with a staff member to let them know of your scheduled appointment time. 


Important Dates for Financial Aid

Priority Processing Dates are the recommended dates to have your application and all documents completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office. If you meet the Priority Processing deadline and registered for classes, the Financial Aid Office will process your file and produce an award eligibility notification before the start of the term.

Financial Aid Priority Processing Dates Per Term


Priority Processing Date

Census Date

Summer 2023

April 3, 2023

July 19, 2023

Fall 2023

July 10, 2023

October 6, 2023

Winter 2024

September 25, 2023

January 22, 2024

Spring 2024

January 3, 2024

April 19, 2024

If you missed the established priority processing dates (above) that does not mean that you will not receive Financial Aid. It does mean, however, that it is more likely that you will not find out your award eligibility until after the term has begun.

2023-2024 Financial Aid Application Information

Once you complete your 2023-2024 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. We utilize the "Task" tile to prompt you to complete "To Do" list items and send notifications via your "Message Center" tile as well. Your award will be posted in your "Financial Aid" tile after you are processed. Please be aware this process can take some time and we appreciate your patience.

First day to apply for your 24-25 FAFSA/WASFA: October 1, 2023

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.

Steps to apply for and activate financial aid.

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.