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Important News

2024-2025 Better FAFSA, Better Future!

A new financial aid application is coming! For the 2024-2025 school year (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will be unveiling the new and improved FAFSA! To assist our financial aid students, our office has provided the following resources below.

Application Processing

The Financial Aid office is currently processing applications for fall quarter enrolled applicants who had all documentation including the FAFSA submitted on or before September 15, 2023.

To review SFCC’s HEERF policies and mandatory reporting, visit COVID-19 Emergency Funding

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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: 009544

Use this code for your FAFSA if you attend school at the SFCC or Pullman campus.

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 19 – March 19 annually


Keep Your Email Up-To-Date

The financial aid office sends you information at the email 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.


3410 W. Whistalks Way
Spokane, WA 99224 - 5288
MS 3172

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 509-533-3550
Fax: 509-533-3547
Location: Building 17