Financial Aid


Financial Aid Application Deadlines

We evaluate financial aid applications in the awarding cycles listed below. All required documents must be received by the deadline date to be considered complete.

Applications may be submitted after the priority deadline, these applications will still be reviewed but we can not guarantee a student will receive an award notification before tuition is due.  Students whose files are not reviewed prior to tuition due date should plan on paying tuition without financial aid.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Quarter/Year applying for: Application File Priority Date (must be complete by)
Summer 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Fall 2019 Jun 14, 2019
Winter 2020 Oct 18, 2019
Spring 2020 Jan 24, 2020
Quarter/Year applying for: Application File must be complete by:
Summer 2020 Mar 13, 2020
Fall 2020 Jun 19, 2020
Winter 2021 Oct 23, 2020
Spring 2021 Jan 29, 2021

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1

Apply for admission to SPSCC.

Apply for admission — you can apply online. Financial Aid communicates with students primarily through SPSCC student email. Student emails are created upon admission to the college.

Step 2

Complete the FAFSA.

[Note: If you are an undocumented student, see Financial Aid for Undocumented Students and complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).]

Starting Oct. 1, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
The SPSCC school code is 005372. Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out the FAFSA Demo video.

Academic Year 2019-2020: Complete the 2019/2020 FAFSA to determine your eligibility for Summer 2019 through Spring 2020.
Open October 1, 2018

Academic Year 2020-2021: Complete the 2020/2021 FAFSA to determine your eligibility for Summer 2020 through Spring 2021.
Open October 1, 2019

Complete your FAFSA at least three weeks before the published deadlines in case additional documents are required. One-on-one assistance is available at the One Stop, Building 22.

Step 3

Complete Advising & Registration.

Before registering for classes you must complete the steps to enroll. Not completing these steps will limit you from being able to successfully register for classes. After you have applied to the college and completed placement testing or submitted transcripts, follow the two steps to register for classes. See New or Returning Student Advising.

Step 4

Check the Financial Aid Portal.

The Financial Aid Portal is available to students once the FAFSA has been received by SPSCC. In addition to the FAFSA and Terms & Conditions, students may be required to submit additional documentation to complete their file.