The Financial Aid Office is currently processing files for
- summer quarter 2013 and
- 2013-2014 academic year files completed in March (Updated on 5/15/13).
The Financial Aid Office will be closed for file processing all day on Wednesday and Thursday.
Financial Aid is available in 3 forms:
- Gift Aid – grants and scholarships
- Employment – jobs on or off campus
- Loans – low interest with deferred repayment
Financial aid awards are processed throughout the year in the order that files are completed, so it is best to apply as early as possible to receive the fundingthat is still available. Late applications are less likely to have their award notices completed prior to the start of the quarter.
Paying for college is a challenge for most students. In addition to Financial Aid, Green River provides several funding options to help eligible students with their college expenses. Please check out other funding options on our Money for College page.
How to Apply
To apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid, please complete the following forms by the priority deadline:
- Fall - March 15
- Winter - October 15
- Spring - January 15
- Summer - April 15 (limited funding)
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) -- See tutorial videos below
- 2012-2013 Supplemental Financial Aid Application
These two applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office to complete your file.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification, additional documents will be required. Green River will send you a letter requesting the additional forms. When all required documents have been received by Green River Community College, students' files are put in line to be reviewed. This process can take up to 3 months before a student is awarded funding.
If your financial aid eligibility has not been determined by the time tuition payments are due, you will be asked to pay your own tuition. You may request a tuition payment plan from Enrollment Services.
Warning: If convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving student financial aid (such as grants, loans or work-study) students will lose their financial aid eligibility.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- You have a high school diploma or GED certificate
- You have been admitted to the college
- You plan to complete a college degree or certificate program at Green River Community College
- You make satisfactory academic progress in your studies
- You are not in default on a student loan received at any school
- You do not owe a repayment of grant funds at any college attended
- You are a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
- If male, you have registered for selective service
- You have not been convicted of an illegal drug offense while receiving federal student aid
Grants & Scholarships
Grants are considered need-based financial aid from the government and don’t need to be repaid. Eligibility is generally based upon the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other screening criteria.
Scholarships are normally considered “gift aid” because they don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of scholarships with many different eligibility criteria and many different types of applications. Donors set their eligibility criteria in ways that help to direct their funds to the type of education or job training they want to support.
In a community college setting, having a part-time job while attending classes, is an integral part of the academic success that students achieve. Many opportunities for employment are available at Green River Community College from institutional funding through federal and state funding. When you envision your part-time job as résumé building skills, your individual success and contribution to our college community will be invaluable. - Go to Student Employment website for more information.