Useful Links

Here are links to some useful financial aid resources on the Internet:

CSS Profile
Complete the Profile online and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator.

FAFSA
Complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid online.

Student Employment
Student Engagement Center’s on and off-campus job listing. Apply for jobs online.

StudentLoans.gov
Sign Stafford and PLUS Loan Master Promissory Notes, Loan Entrance & Exit Counseling

theWashboard.org
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 Navigator
College search tool - search by location, degrees offered, programs/majors, tuition and fees, setting, size, and much more.

Loan Calculators
Estimate how much your loan payments will be.

GradSavers
Helps you pay off your monthly student loan bill by doing online tasks that also build your resume

SmarterBucks
Reward program that helps you pay down your student loans

ProjectOpportunity.net
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

IRS.gov
Tax breaks for education expenses

annualcreditreport.com
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
         Via mail:
         U.S. Department of Education
         FSA Ombudsman Group
         830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
         Washington, D.C. 20202-5144
          Via telephone:
          877-557-2575 (toll free)
          202-377-3800

General

Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Via mail:
1125 Washington St SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Via telephone:
360-753-6200

http://www.atg.wa.gov/contactus.aspx#By_phone

Academics

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Avenue NE Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel. 425-558-4224
Fax 425-376-0596 

State Student Aid

Higher Education Coordinating Board

PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
360-753-7840

http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sfa-overview