Financial aid is available for eligible students to help offset educational expenses. Financial aid comes in the form of grants (free money; it is typically not repaid), student loans, and work-study. All students are encouraged to apply. The financial aid process takes time and requires planning. Financial aid deadlines occur several months before the quarter starts. Be sure to plan ahead!
Applying for Financial Aid
For information on how to apply, required documentation and financial aid deadlines, visit the financial aid website at https://financialaid.highline.edu/.
The following are general guidelines regarding eligibility for federal financial aid:
- Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen and have a valid Social Security number;
- Be registered with selective service (men only, as required);
- Be working toward an eligible degree or certificate;
- Have a high school diploma or GED; or have completed, prior to July 1, 2012, six college-level credits in a financial aid eligible program; and
- Not owe a repayment on a grant or be in default on a federal educational loan.
The following are general guidelines for Washington State Real Hope funding (SNG):
- Have graduated from a Washington State high school or obtained a GED (or will do so before beginning college);
- Have lived in Washington State for three years prior to, and continuously since earning the high school diploma or equivalent;
- Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply.
The following types of financial aid are available at Highline:
- Federal programs: Pell Grant, Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Subsidized Direct Loan (SUB-LOAN) and Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan (UNSUB-LN)
- State programs: State Need Grant (SNG), Real Hope (SNG), College Bound Scholarships (CBS) and State Work-Study (SWS)
- Institutional programs: Highline College Grant and Tuition Waiver
Academic Requirements for Financial Aid
Students receiving financial aid are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress.
For information about the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, visit https://documents.highline.edu/financialaid/pdf/2020-2021/Satisfactory-Academic-Progress-Policy-2020-2021.pdf.