Financial Aid EligibilityIn general, to be eligible for financial aid you:
- Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Must have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or have completed a school education in a homeschool setting that is treated as a home school private school under state law.
- Must have financial need as determined by U.S. Department of Education rules.
- Must not owe a refund or repayment on prior financial aid and do not have a Federal student loan in default at any college.
- Must have registered with Selective Service, if required. (Males who are at least 18 years old, were born after 1959, and are not currently on active duty must register.)
- Must sign a Statement of Educational Purpose/Intent.
- Must enroll in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a college degree or certificate.
How to ApplyTo apply for financial aid you must complete and submit the following forms:
- Centralia College Data Sheet (see Financial Aid Forms) for the school year that you are applying for.
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), list Centralia College, school code 003772, on this form.
- If you are not currently a student at Centralia College, you must apply for admission to the college and declare an eligible program of study.
- Academic transcripts from previously attended colleges within the last 5 years.
- Verification materials, if selected by the federal processor (notice would be sent to you informing you of verification requirements).
- Any other requested documents (available for viewing on the Financial Aid Student Portal).
When to ApplyAs most funds are available on a limited basis, we encourage you to apply early. For maximum consideration of available funds, you must have a complete financial aid file (FAFSA, Financial Aid Data Sheet, Application for Admissions, etc.) by April 15, 2014, for the 2014-2015 academic year.
If your file is complete after April 15, 2014, and you are planning on attending fall quarter 2014, funding will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Files completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed in an on-going process but we cannot guarantee they will be reviewed by the time tuition is due (usually, tuition is due 3 to 4 weeks before the quarter begins). Award letters will be mailed on an on-going basis beginning in May.