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How to Pay for College

Office of Financial Aid

Important News regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA®

File your FAFSA® The 2024-2025 FAFSA and WASFA applications are now available! If you plan to attend in Summer or Fall 2024, complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA or WASFA application today!

We are currently waiting for additional information from the Department of Education and WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges before we begin to process 2024-2025 financial aid applications, which is currently expected in June.  Summer aid applicants enrolled in summer classes will be prioritized.

We will provide updates as we learn more.


Check Your FAFSA® status at 

The delays in the new FAFSA® process will affect our review of your eligibility.

It means that we will not receive your application, see any of your submitted FAFSA information, or be able to advise on financial aid eligibility until a later date (currently estimated for some time in June 2024).

It is important that you file your FAFSA® and regularly check back on its status to make any corrections. Check your FAFSA® summary to see if there are messages and respond appropriately.

If you want help completing your FAFSA®, plan to attend one of the upcoming financial aid nights hosted by our college or community organizations.


2024-2025 FAFSA®, One-on-One Help is Available!

SCC Financial Aid staff are here to assist you. Our Bigfoot Central staff is also available to help Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm, in Building 15.


Summer 2024 registration 

Please know we are here for you and are actively seeking solutions to help those registering for Summer 2024 classes with holistic support. Our goal is to be as timely and transparent as possible and will provide you with regular updates when available.

We are focusing our assistance on two areas: basic needs, as well as tuition and fees.


Tuition and fees 

The college is committed to not dropping students for Summer 2024 for non-payment for those who have filed their 2024-25 FAFSA®. This would allow us to apply your awarded financial aid to your balance. You would remain responsible for your out-of-pocket account balance.


Basic needs

The college and the district are working to develop funding that could assist students in need. We are still exploring a variety of options, including emergency grants, that would help you to meet your basic needs during Summer 2024.


Alternate Funding Resources

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2024-2025 FAFSA® Changes

This page provides a detailed review of why the FAFSA® is being updated, what are the changes to the application, and what students and their families can do while waiting for the application to open. Please click on the link provided down below in order to access this information.

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FAQs for Students, Families, & Staff

GOT QUESTIONS? We’ve got you covered! For more information regarding questions students, families, and our campus partners may have about what to expect with the upcoming FAFSA® process, please click on the link provided right below.

Federal School Code: 003793

Use this code for your FAFSA if you attend school at SCC, Colville, Newport, Inchelium or Republic.

Stay on track with priority federal funding


Important Dates and Deadlines

FAFSA Opens Annually

(for the upcoming academic year)

December 2023

FAFSA Closes Annually

(for the current academic year)

June 30

Priority Funding Deadline


Tuition Due Dates

Foundation Scholarships

  January 17 – March 17, 2023.


Keep Your Email Up-To-Date

The financial aid office sends you information at the email address used to create your student account in ctcLink. Log in to ctcLink to change your information.
Check your ctcLink Student Homepage for a Tuition Due Date Extension.

FAFSA: Apply for Aid

When completing the FAFSA application, please remember to use the Aid Year Application that corresponds to the school year you wish to begin attendance. If you have any questions as to which FAFSA to complete, please contact the financial aid office. 
Financial Aid Funds are not disbursed until the first day of school.

Contact the Financial Aid Office


1810 N Greene Street, MS 2152
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Building 15 at the Center Island
Phone: 509-533-7017
Fax: 509-533-7425


Fall-Spring Office Hours
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon