Here are links to some useful financial aid resources on the Internet:
Complete the Profile online and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator.
Complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid online.
Student Engagement Center’s on and off-campus job listing. Apply for jobs online.
Sign Stafford and PLUS Loan Master Promissory Notes, Loan Entrance & Exit Counseling
Scholarships available at Washington Colleges/Universities
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Find info about how much it costs to attend different colleges, how fast costs are going up, and info related to why costs are increasing.
College search tool - search by location, degrees offered, programs/majors, tuition and fees, setting, size, and much more.
Estimate how much your loan payments will be.
Helps you pay off your monthly student loan bill by doing online tasks that also build your resume
Reward program that helps you pay down your student loans
Information about Washington's Private Colleges & Universities
US Dept of Education
Federal student aid
US Dept of Education Student Aid Programs -Includes EFC Calculator
General information about federal aid programs. Students and parents can also call (800) 4FED-AID
Tax breaks for education expenses
You can request your credit report for free once a year.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Retrieve your federal loan information.
Independent Colleges of Washington
ICW is an association of 10 private, nonprofit colleges in Washington. They have several scholarship opportunities for students.
If you have a problem with your financial aid or another area of the College, we highly encourage you to first contact the appropriate office on campus to see if the staff can help you resolve the issue. However, if you still have not been able to find a solution to your problem or remain unsatisfied with the results, please know that there are resources to help you in filing a complaint.
Contact Information for the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman’s Office
Via fax: 202-275-0549
Via on-line assistance: www.ombudsman.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144
877-557-2575 (toll free)
Washington State Office of the Attorney General
1125 Washington St SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
State Student Aid
Higher Education Coordinating Board
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430