This refers to funding from an external organization such as:
It is the responsibility of your agency's representative to send us your paperwork in a timely manner. It is your responsibility to verify we have received it.
This funding may impact your financial aid. Keep us updated if there are any changes.
After using your grant and scholarship money, you need to pay the remainder of your tuition and fees. Most students use a loan to pay any remaining costs you don't pay in cash. A loan is a type of financial aid that you repay after graduation. The most common type of loan is called a Federal Direct Loan. These funds are awarded by state and federal governments based on your results from the FAFSA, your financial aid budget and the SFCC financial aid packaging policy.
Scholarships are funds you do not repay. The money comes from local high schools, employers, the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation and other private donors. Students can apply for as many scholarships as they are qualify for. Most application deadlines are in late winter or early spring for the upcoming fall quarter.
Federal, state and institutional grants are another type of aid that does not get repaid. Grants are awarded based on your FAFSA, financial aid budget, other aid you receive and the SFCC financial aid packaging policy.
Waivers are available to certain groups of qualified people, allowing them to be exempt for some or all tuition. Take a look at the different kinds of waivers offered, like waivers for senior citizens to audit courses, Washington State employees, direct relatives of deceased or 100 percent disabled law enforcement or fire officers, and others.
Look at Waiver Information
Are you a veteran or dependent eligible for VA Education Assistance? The Veterans Resource Center at SFCC can help.
The work study program offers employment to students while you study. Work study programs often partner with an area of study offering valuable job experience and practical knowledge.
Specially Funded Programs
SFCC participates in a few special programs meant to increase access to higher education for certain marginalized goups.
Basic Food, Employment and Training Program (BFET)
The BFET program helps students that qualify for food benefits receive further educational assistance. Do you have food stamps? Learn more and see if you qualify for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) program.
A Washington state program for low-income students in Washington with access to education and training to enter high-wage, high-demand jobs.
Passport to College - Foster Youth Assistance
Assistance for former foster youth offered until the age of 22.
Worker Retraining is a state program designed to help unemployed workers re-train for a job in a new field. It is in partnership with the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify for the WorkFirst Financial Aid program or the Basic Food Employment and Training program.