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2016-2017 AND 2017-2018 FAFSA and WASFA Applications are available NOW!

If you are planning to attend college this year (now through Spring 2017) or next school year (beginning Summer of 2017 through Spring 2018), you should complete the FAFSA or WASFA as soon as possible. Visit or to complete your application.

Skagit Valley College's priority filing deadline is March 15, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Need help completing your FAFSA or WASFA Application?

The Financial Aid Office is pleased to offer assistance to students in completing the FAFSA or WASFA Application all year long! If you need help completing your financial aid application, please join us from 2:00-3:30pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in Lewis Hall 208!

You should bring the following information with you to the workshop:

  • Your FSA ID and password (if you have one)
  • Your income information, including W2's and your most recent tax return
  • Your Social Security Card or Permanent Resident Card
  • Your parent's financial information (if you are a dependent student) and parent's social security number (if they have one)

If you would like assistance on the Whidbey Island Campus, please contact Debbie Wysomierski in the Financial Aid Office at 360-679-5320 to schedule an appointment.




Meeting the costs of an undergraduate education is a major investment for many families. It requires planning, careful decision making, and a commitment from you and your family.

Skagit Valley College is an affordable alternative to four-year colleges, universities, and trade/vocational schools because we are one of 34 community and technical colleges in the Washington state system of higher education. When you compare our tuition and fees with those from other high priced schools, you will see that starting your education at Skagit Valley College definitely makes sense.

To be eligible for financial aid you must . . .

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program of study and are enrolled in eligible classes that lead to a degree or certificate offered by SVC that is at least one year in length.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED certificate.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on any student loan or owe a repayment on any grant received at any institute of higher education.

The information that you report on your FAFSA is used to determine your Expected Family Contribution. When your file is complete, the SVC Financial Aid Office will evaluate your application and notify you of your eligibility.

Your financial aid need is determined using the following formula:
Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Consumer information - A Guide to Financing your Education

Skagit Valley College believes that every individual should have the opportunity to achieve his or her educational goals. The Financial Aid Office seeks to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attend school. Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and employment.

El Skagit Valley College provee de un ambiente libre de drogas y ninguna discriminación para sus programas ó empleo basados en raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidades, orientación sexual ó la edad.

Check Your 2016-2017 Financial Aid Status Here!

Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Applicants: Your Username is your Social Security Number

WASFA Applicants: Your Username is your 9-digit WASFA User ID

Your Password is your six-digit Date of Birth (mmddyy)

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Changes to Financial Aid Disbursement Partner

Beginning September 1st, BankMobile Disbursement will take over for Higher One in providing our students with financial aid disbursements. In compliance with new Department of Education regulations, below we have provided a link to our contract establishing a Tier One arrangement with BankMobile Disbursements.

View Contract Information