To find out how much free money for college you qualify for, fill out the FAFSA or WASFA. These free applications for financial aid are important to determine what financial awards, grants, and loans you can receive from the federal or state government.
Apply for Financial Aid
Create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Identification).
This will create an e-signature, which you will use to submit your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents must also create one and use it to co-sign your FAFSA.
You do not need an FSA ID if you're completing the WASFA (see next step).
Submit as soon as possible starting Oct. 1 for the following year. Complete a federal or state financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA). Include SPSCC, school code 005372, in your list of schools.
FAFSA: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
WASFA: Complete the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA.
Within 3-5 business days, FAFSA will email your SAR (Student Aid Report), which identifies errors and if you’re selected for verification. To correct errors, log into your FAFSA, fix them, and. Call 1-800-4-FEDAID if you need your SAR re-sent.
For 2022-23: Check your Financial Aid information in ctcLink
Financial Aid will send notifications to your SPSCC email address. Application status, required documentation, and award information is available in the "Financial Aid" tile in ctcLink.
For 2021-22: Log into the Financial Aid Portal
This is your login information:
Username = Social Security Number or WASFA ID
Password = Your Birthday (MMDDYY)
Types of Financial Aid
- Washington College Grant
- Federal & State Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- Workforce Transitions
- Veteran & Military Benefits
- Work Study
More About Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Eligibility & Awarding Criteria
- Financial Aid Recipient Responsibilities
- Financial Aid Refunds
- Withdrawing or Dropping Classes
- Financial Aid Forms
- Financial Aid SAP Policy
- Alternate Funding Resources