Receiving Your Aid
Congratulations on receiving your financial aid award notification! Read your award letter thoroughly and accept the awards that you believe are most beneficial to you. You can accept/decline the offered awards through your portal or return your signed award letter to the Financial Aid Office.
- Do I need to enroll full-time?
You do not need to enroll full-time to receive financial aid. If you want to be a part-time student, your grant(s) will be reduced.
- Full-time (12 or more credits in your program of study) = full grant
- Three-quarter (9, 10, or 11 credits) = 3/4 of the grant
- One-half (6, 7, or 8 credits) = 1/2 of the grant
- Less than half (5 or fewer credits) = partial Grant ONLY if eligible
- How do I pay my tuition?
Your financial aid funds will pay your tuition as long as your registered credits match the financial aid award level. Please notify the Financial Aid office if you are registering less than 12 credits.
- How do I get my money?
BankMobile Disbursements will deliver your remaining financial aid after your tuition has been paid. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/.
- How long can I receive financial aid?
You may receive financial aid up to 150% of your program's length, which includes all attempted college level credits. For an Associate Degree, 150% of the program length is usually 9 full-time quarters. Baccalaureate Degree students will be allowed an additional nine quarters for the junior and senior years.
- Will financial aid cover all classes or programs?
No! Financial aid can only cover state-approved degrees or certificates, and the certificates need to be at least two quarters in length to be eligible. Financial aid will only pay for required classes in your program. Not all classes listed as electives in the catalog are eligible for funding.
- What happens if I drop out of all of my classes?
If you drop all of your classes during a quarter (or stop attending all classes), you will lose your future financial aid eligibility. You may also be required to repay some of the grant or loan funds you received to the government and the college. When this happens, you are reported to a national database and lose eligibility at all colleges until the funds are repaid.
- How do I start my work-study job?
Work-study is part of your financial aid and gives you a chance to work and earn money. Sign up for a required orientation session with the student payroll coordinator at 253-833-9111, ext. 2447 before the quarter starts to receive job listings, payroll forms and general information at the orientation.
Office Closure Notice
The GRC Financial Aid Office will be closed on the following days. Phones, Zoom, and email will be unavailable.
- All Day Friday, April 23rd
We are currently processing applications for the current financial aid year (2020-2021) completed in March 2021. (updated on 4/15/2021)
Renew Your FAFSA or WASFA for 2021-2022
If you are planning on attending Green River College next year and will be using financial aid to cover the cost of your tuition, submit your FAFSA or WASFA for the 2021-2022 award year by April 30th. If you need help completing the FAFSA or WASFA, visit our Zoom virtual lobby Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM and on Thursdays between 6 and 8 PM.
Need extra money to pay for childcare, bills, books, supplies, rent, or transportation?
We know that financial aid often isn't enough to cover all the expenses students need for college. Fill out an online application for our Student Support Grant today!
The Green River College Foundation Scholarship application is open now through April 30th. Apply today!
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Hours of Operation
|Zoom & Email Hours|
|Monday - Friday 12 PM - 4 PM|
|Phone Hours (253) 288-3392|
|Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM|
|Friday 12 - 4 PM|
|Drop-in FAFSA/WASFA Assistance in Zoom|
|Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM|
|*Evening Hours* Thursday 6 PM - 8 PM|
Due to COVID-19, the Green River College campus is currently closed except for approved CTE/CE programs.
We are not offering Financial Aid support in-person at this time.
Please contact us virtually with your questions.