Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Returning Student Registration starts Feb. 6

New Student Registration starts Feb. 27

Spring Quarter 2018 Begins April 3

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)

Work Study Jobs

Click here for a list of available on-campus work study jobs and view instructions for how to apply with each department.


When Are Financial Aid Applications Due?

FAFSA Applications become available on October 1st of the calendar year, for the following school year. You are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible—be sure to include Skagit Valley College’s Federal School Code (003792) so that we receive your application.

Applications may be submitted for the current academic year up through June of that year. However, additional information may be needed in order to complete processing of your application.

In order to ensure your financial aid award is completed prior to the start of your first quarter of attendance, your FAFSA application must be received and all requested documents must be submitted to our office by the dates below. Also, the priority funding consideration deadline for all quarters of the 2018-2019 academic year, is April 1, 2018.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out if I get financial aid?

Financial aid applications are evaluated and reviewed according to Expected Family Contribution, availability of funds, and the date your file is completed within the award cycles listed above. By completing the application process before the end of the award cycle date, you will have your eligibility determined before the start of the quarter. Award notifications will be sent to your official MySVC email account once your eligibility has been determined. You will also be able to view your award information on the Financial Aid Portal.

Do I have to be enrolled full-time to get financial aid?

No! Pell Grant recipients are eligible to receive funding at a reduced enrollment with at least one credit. Several other forms of aid are available at less than full-time enrollment as well. Please contact our office for information on how reducing your enrollment may affect your financial aid award.

Can I transfer my financial aid?

You cannot automatically transfer your financial aid from one school to another. You must complete the application process at the college or university that you plan to attend. You should contact the school that you are transferring to and find out about their application process. If you will be transferring to SVC from another school, please contact us at 360.416.7666.

Can I get financial aid for Summer Quarter?

Yes, limited types of financial aid are available during the summer quarter. Financial aid is available to students in early July if your financial aid file is complete prior to the summer priority deadline of April 1st. However, you are responsible for ensuring your tuition is paid by the deadline established by Enrollment Services, as financial aid awards will not be made prior to the start of summer quarter. Students who plan to attend summer should be prepared to pay tuition and the cost of books up front to start the quarter.

What is the average cost of attendance to attend Skagit Valley College?

Skagit Valley College awards financial aid to students based on the following cost of attendance (COA), which includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal, and transportation expenses. COA expenses are representative of averages based on what most students in spend, state-wide. Only tuition and fees are billed by the institution. Other factors include whether you are living with a relative or are considered independent for financial aid purposes.

The cost of attendance budgets listed below are estimates based on 2018-2019 tuition and fee average figures to provide cost information for your planning purposes.

Living on Own
Tuition/Fees $4,200
Books and Supplies $1,050
Room and Board $9,900
Transportation $1,500
Personal $2,100
Total $18,750
Independent Student with Relative
Tuition/Fees $4,200
Books and Supplies $1,050
Room and Board $7,950
Transportation $1,500
Personal $1,800
Total $16,500
Dependent Student with Relative
Tuition/Fees $4,200
Books and Supplies $1,050
Room and Board $3,450
Transportation $1,350
Personal $1,800
Total $11,850
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