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Step 1: Apply for Admission to Shoreline Community College

Financial Aid applicants should apply for admission to Shoreline Community College to receive their student ID number. Applications can be submitted online, via the Web Admissions Center. It’s simple, fast and free!

If not applying online, come to the Enrollment Services Office on campus for great individual attention. For more information, refer to: Apply and Aid.

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA or WASFA

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for the appropriate academic year online. Apply early, the FAFSA opens up October 1st each year.

  • FAFSA
    When completing the FAFSA, remember to include the Title IV School Code, 003791 for Shoreline Community College. New FAFSA applicants should create a FSA ID Username and password. The FSA ID and password allows you to sign your FAFSA application electronically. Create your FSA ID.
  • WASFA
    State Financial Aid for DREAMers. Washington State offers financial aid programs to students who aren’t eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status.

Step 3: Log onto your Student Financial Aid Portal

You may view the status of your financial aid application and award package anytime by going to Student Financial Aid Portal.

If additional documents are required to complete your financial aid file, the financial aid office will notify you through your Shoreline email account and post these requirements on the financial aid portal.

Step 4: Check your Shoreline Email account

All Shoreline students receive a Shoreline email account after applying for admission to the college.

Note: if you are a former student returning after time away from school, check with the Enrollment Service Office to determine the email address we have on file for you.

The financial aid office sends all communication through your Shoreline email account. Check it often!

Step 5: Select your Program of Study

Students receiving financial aid are required to select a program of study that leads to an eligible degree or certificate at Shoreline Community College. The Financial Aid Office strongly encourages all financial aid recipients to meet with an academic advisor.

The Advising Center is located in the FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5229. Appointments can be made by calling (206) 546-4559. Students are responsible for making certain they take courses that pertain to their program of study or risk exhausting their financial aid before they complete their degree or certificate.

Step 6: Apply for Federal Student Loans (optional)

If you are interested in applying for Federal Direct Loans, you will need to complete the following three requirements:

Step 7: Summer Quarter Aid

If planning to attend Summer Quarter, submit a Summer Quarter Financial Aid request form.