Important News for Winter Quarter

Changes to the financial aid application are coming. Important information for students is included below.

Important Information for Financial Aid Applicants

The 2024-25 FAFSA/WASFA applications are now available. Read more about FAFSA Simplification and the steps you need to take now. 

Financial Aid Processing is Underway for Winter Quarter

If you submitted all required financial aid forms before the priority deadline (Dec. 1) and you are eligible for funding, then your winter classes will be held. If you turned in documentation after the Dec. 1 deadline, you will need to pay your winter tuition or sign up for a payment plan while Financial Aid continues to review your file.


  • Login to ctcLink to view your To-Do List! Make sure you do not have any outstanding items. Missing or incomplete documentation will delay your award. 
  • Be sure to attend ALL your classes! Financial Aid students will NOT be dropped from classes for non-payment.
    Be sure to login to ctcLink and look for a hold on your student account that says “Tuition Deferred – Possible FA.” If you met the Dec. 1 deadline and do not see this alert, please contact right away.  
  • You may need to purchase books and supplies before your check arrives. If you are participating in TRIO, BFET, Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, or Opportunity Grant, you may be eligible for book money! Please check with your program support staff to find out about available funding.
  • Login to ctcLink to verify your Check Address. Checks will be mailed to the Check Address on file in ctcLink.
    • To verify your Check Address: Login to ctcLink > go to Student Homepage > Click Profile > click Addresses. Make sure your Mailing Address and your Check Address are the same.

Contact the Financial Aid Office immediately via email at if you drop any of your classes and your enrollment status changes (see below):

Financial Aid Enrollment Status

Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time <1/2 Time
12+ Credits 9-11 Credits 6-8 Credits 5 or Fewer Credits



If you need to appeal for financial aid reinstatement based on your prior quarter grades, the deadline is Dec. 27. Please note that there is a short turnaround time from when fall grades are available and winter quarter starts. For any appeals turned in after the deadline, you will need to make payment arrangements or sign up for a payment plan in ctcLink. Download an appeal form (pdf). Your appeal will not be considered if it is incomplete. A complete appeal must contain the Appeal Form, a Financial Aid Education Plan Form and a letter explaining what unforeseen or beyond your control circumstances occurredPlease contact our office with any questions at 360-623-8975 or


Book accounts for BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, and Opportunity Grant will be available Jan. 2-26. Please note all purchases must be in-store only. Web orders for these programs will not be accepted.

Need to contact Financial Aid?

You can contact us via email at You can also call 360-623-8975 or stop by the Financial Aid Office (second floor, TransAlta Commons building - see hours below). 


8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-12pm Friday (fall, winter, spring)
8am-5pm Monday-Thursday (summer)