Important News for Summer Quarter

Significant changes have been made to the federal financial aid application. Important information for students is included below.

Financial Aid Processing is Delayed for Summer Quarter

The college is unable to access FAFSA information until mid-June, at which time we will begin processing financial aid applications. If any information is needed before we can determine your eligibility, we will contact you at the email address you have listed in ctcLink. 

Applications will be reviewed in the order received, specifically those applications and financial aid forms that met the priority funding deadline of May 1.  

In order to process financial aid for our students as quickly as possible, CC’s Student Financial Aid office will be closed from June 10-28. During the closure, students can send an email to  Expected response time is 24-48 hour business hours. 

Do This Now for Summer

If you have completed a 2024-2025 FAFSA and are expecting Financial Aid for Summer 2024, you will need to sign up for a payment plan to avoid being dropped from your classes for non-payment.

STEP 1: Register for Summer 2024 classes.

STEP 2: Sign up for a payment plan through your ctcLink account.

Payment Plan details:

  • Payment plan requires a $1 sign-up fee
  • Monthly payments are waived
  • Payment plan payoff is due Thursday, Aug. 22

IMPORTANT NOTE: Leave the amount for the payment plan blank!

Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant, & Early Achievers Grant

If you are expecting financial assistance for Summer 2024 through Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant, or Early Achievers Grant, please check your etcLink account for a tuition hold that ensures you will not be dropped from summer classes for non-payment. If you do not see a summer quarter tuition hold in ctcLink by Friday, June 28, please contact Workforce Funding at 360-623-8177 or

Notice of Upcoming Office Closure - June 10-28

In order to process summer quarter applications as quickly as possible, the Financial Aid Office will be closed June 10-28. The best way to contact us during this time is by email at Expected response time is 24-48 hours.

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). 


Closed June 10-28
8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-12pm Friday (fall, winter, spring)
8am-5pm Monday-Thursday (summer)