Financial Aid

Important Service Update:

From Jan. 12 through at least Friday, Jan. 28, several student services at South Seattle College are shifting to remote and virtual assistance only, including Financial Aid.  This change has been made due to significant staffing shortages that impact our ability to provide in-person services with consistency, and to help keep our campus community safe during the current COVID-19 omicron variant surge.

Financial Aid Virtual Operation Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Virtual Services

  • Phone appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Phone: 206-934-5317

Please visit our Virtual Assistance page for the latest remote contact options for additional departments to get the support you need.

Welcome to South!

The average student will spend about 3 hours a year completing the Application for Financial Aid; and receive over $4,000 in grants and scholarships. In contrast, students earning $15 per hour will spend 267 hours to earn the same amount.

Financial Aid is available for full time and part time students taking as little as one credit per quarter, so start the process today.

South will begin awarding financial aid for Fall 2019 on February 1, 2019 so complete your FAFSA or WASFA today by clicking on Application for Financial Aid on the menu to the left.

Learn more about how to apply for financial aid:

Whether you’re just thinking about coming to South Seattle College, or you’re already one of the thousands of students pursuing a degree with us already, we’re happy to have you.

Financial Aid is an important part of going to college.  The process can seem daunting, and at times overly complicated, but the average student spends only about 3 hours a year completing the Application for Financial Aid; and with potentially thousands of dollars in federal, state, and institutional assistance, it’s time well spent.

The single most important thing to making sure you get financial aid, is that you read carefully, all the information we provide for you regarding financial aid funding, starting with our website.  If you read our website, and any other documents we send you via email with the subject line “South Seattle College Financial Aid” from the email address then the financial aid process will be quick and easy for you and your family.

Learn how to complete the Application for Financial Aid by clicking on the corresponding link on the left.