Financial Aid

DeadlinesFA Forms

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

Step 1 Create an FSA ID

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).

Step 2 Submit the FAFSA or WASFA

Submit the FAFSA or WASFA.

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.

Need help? Request an in-person or virtual appointment. Or view the How to Fill Out the FAFSA video or contact the One Stop.

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.

Step 3 Look for a confirmation email from 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.

Step 4 Check your Financial Aid in ctcLink

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

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Submit your Financial Aid application by the deadlines below in order to receive your award before the tuition due date.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Quarter/Year applying for: Application File must be complete by:
Summer 2022 March 18, 2022
Fall 2022 June 10, 2022
Winter 2023 October 21, 2022
Spring 2023 January 20, 2023
Quarter/Year applying for: Application File must be complete by:
Summer 2021 March 19, 2021
Fall 2021 June 11, 2021
Winter 2022 October 22, 2021
Spring 2022 January 21, 2022

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