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 about 120 days to complete, so 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 (born male 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 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: Washington College Grant (WCG), College Bound Scholarships (CBS), Passport to College, 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.
Communicating with Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office will communicate with students primarily via email and the ctclink Portal Message Center. It is extremely important for students seeking financial aid to read all materials sent to them by the Financial Aid Office and to check their email and ctcLink Portal Message Center daily. Students with questions about their Application for Financial Aid should email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org