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Financial Aid Eligibility

In 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 or high school equivalency, OR meet Ability to Benefit criteria
  • 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 Apply

To apply for financial aid you must complete and submit the following forms:
  • CC Financial Aid Form (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.
A file is considered complete when the above documents are received along with:
  • 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 Apply

As 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 March 1 for the following academic year.

If your file is complete after March 1 and you are planning on attending the following fall quarter, 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.

Our Title IV Code: 003772

Contact Financial Aid

Fax: 360-330-7105