The 2016-2017 FAFSA Application is available NOW!
If you are planning to attend college next school year (beginning Summer of 2016), you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible and be sure to meet the priority filing deadline in order to be given full consideration of all award types. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your application.
Skagit Valley College's priority filing deadline is March 15, 2016.
The Financial Aid Office is hosting workshops to assist you in completing your FAFSA or WASFA application. Please visit one of the following events for confidential one-on-one assistance:
Thursday, May 26th
Lewis Hall 208
You are encouraged to bring the following documents with you to the event, in order to accurately complete the application:
· Your driver’s license or state ID.
· Your income information, including your W-2's, and most recent tax return.
· Your parents’ financial information (if you are under 24), including a copy of their most recent tax return and W-2 statements.
· Additional financial information such as child support statements, public assistance information, real estate, investments, or family business information.
· Your Social Security Card or Permanent Resident card (if you have one).
· One parent’s Social Security Number (if you are under 24, and they have one).
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.