Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Check Your Financial Aid Status Here!

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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Applying for Financial Aid

Congratulations on your decision to pursue your education at Skagit Valley College.  We are an affordable alternative to four-year colleges, universities, and trade/vocational schools. 

Whether you are an adult returning to school or a recent high school graduate, there is a lot to consider when you are thinking about college.  A college education is a big investment of your time, effort and money.  And right now you may be concerned about the hardest part of that equation – money.  Meeting the costs of an education is a major investment for many students and families. 

The Financial Aid Office at Skagit Valley College encourages all current and prospective students to explore their financial aid options.

Applying for financial aid is a multi-step process that begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for students with HB 1079 and DACA students.  The process can feel confusing and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Following the steps below can help you successfully navigate the financial aid process at Skagit Valley College. 

You can’t get financial aid if you don’t apply!  You won’t know what you may be eligible for in federal, state and college grants without applying. 

Don’t procrastinate, apply today!

 

Need Help Completing your FAFSA or WASFA Application?

The Financial Aid Office is pleased to offer assistance to students completing FAFSA or WASFA Financial Aid Applications all year long! If you need help completing your  application, please join us from 2 – 3:30pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in Lewis Hall 206!

In order for us to best assist you, please bring the following information with you to the workshop:

  • Your FSA ID and password (if you have one)
  • Your income information, including W2’s
    • If you are completing your 2018-2019 application, you will need your 2016 tax return and W2’s
    • If you are completing your 2019-2020 application, you will need your 2017 tax return and W2’s
  • Your Social Security Number or Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

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.

Priority Deadlines for application completion:

QuarterDue Date
Summer 2018April 1, 2018
Fall 2018April 1, 2018
Winter 2019November 1, 2018
Spring 2019February 1, 2019

The Financial Aid Process

1

Complete Your Application


Complete your Financial Aid Application online by clicking the appropriate application below. Students who have HB1079 or DACA status should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) instead of the FAFSA. Students who are eligible to file the FAFSA should not complete the WASFA.
FAFSA Application

WASFA Application

2

Request for Additional Documentation


Once you complete your FAFSA or WASFA, you will be sent a confirmation email to the address used on your financial aid application within 3-5 business days, and a subsequent "Request for Information" letter if additional documents are needed in order to complete your file. Be sure to return any documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to ensure maximum funding consideration and avoid delays in processing your application.

NOTE: If you are a new student to Skagit Valley College and have not applied for admission, your financial aid file will not be reviewed or processed until you have received confirmation of admission. To apply to SVC, please visit Getting Started and you are on your way. If you were enrolled previously at SVC, but have been away from the college for more than two years, you will also need to re-apply to SVC at Getting Started.

3

Monitor Your Status


The Financial Aid Portal allows you to check your financial aid status and awards online any time! The Portal will show you any requests for additional documents required in order to complete your financial aid file. You can see if our office has received documents you submitted. Also, keep track of the status of your financial aid, including your award, at any point through the year.

FAFSA Applicants:
Your Username is your full 9-digit Social Security Number.
Your Password is your 6-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

WASFA Applicants:
Your Username is your 9-digit WASFA User ID.
Your Password is your 6-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

Monitor your status on the Financial Aid Portal.

4

Review Award Notification


Once your financial aid application is complete, we will process it for awarding. You will receive notification that your financial aid award is available for viewing through your Financial Aid Portal, via email.

NOTE: Your cost of attendance and financial aid award will be based on anticipated full-time enrollment for the year. Therefore, if you will not be attending full-time in any given quarter, you must complete and submit an Enrollment Revision form so that we can adjust your cost of attendance and award accordingly.

5

Review Financial Aid Refund Preferences


Ensure you have your financial aid refund preference selected in order to avoid delays in receiving any additional funds left over after your tuition and fees have been covered.
For more information on your refund, please visit the Financial Aid Refunds page

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