Important News for Fall Quarter

Fall quarter starts on Sept. 18. Important information for students is included below.

Financial Aid Processing is Underway

Centralia College is currently reviewing Financial Aid applications for all students have a completed file by Aug. 17.  Priority for awarding is based on the date your file is completed and if you are currently registered for fall quarter. If you submitted all required financial aid forms before the Aug. 17 deadline, your fall classes will be held. If you turned in documentation after the Aug. 17 deadline, you will need to pay your fall 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. 
  • Check your college email! Students have been notified of their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status from spring or summer quarter. If you need to file an appeal, please follow the directions provided in the email. 
  • 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 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 Sept. 7. Please note that there is a short turnaround time from when summer grades are available and fall 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). Please contact our office immediately via email at with any questions.


Book accounts for BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, and Opportunity Grant will be available Sept. 14-Oct. 5. Please note all purchases must be in-store only. Web orders for these programs will not be accepted.

Need to contact Financial Aid?

The best way to contact us is via email at You can also call 360-623-8975 or stop by the Financial Aid Office (second floor, TransAlta Commons buidling - see hours below). Virtual appointments via Zoom/WebEx are available! Call ahead and ask to connect virtually!


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