Pay for College

Steps to Enroll » Step 3: Plan to Pay



  • Financial Aid Disbursement:
    • Summer Quarter     July 1, 2020
    • Fall Quarter             Sept 14, 2020
  • Tuition Deadlines:
    • Summer Quarter     Jun 15, 2020
    • Fall Quarter             Sept 1, 2020
      Please note - If you have a financial aid award, your classes are held until the after the financial aid disbrusement dates listed above.  Your finanical aid award information is available in the FA Portal.
  • Other:
    • ​If you are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID pandemic, there are relief funds that can help.
    • The State of Washington is looking for student feedback about financial expenses and needs of students. Want to help? Take the WFAA College Cost of Attendance Survey.

How to Pay for College

SPSCC offers excellent education at the fraction of the cost of a 4-year university. When you apply for financial aid, you get even more help to pay for college.

First, find out how much free money for college you qualify for. Apply for Financial Aid, like the Washington College Grant, by completing the FAFSA or WASFA. This will determine what financial awards, grants, and loans you can receive.

Next, see if you qualify for alternate funding sources like Veterans benefits, Workforce Transitions, Work Study, or Running Start.

Finally, apply for scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 through the SPSCC Foundation.