Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and assistance to students who do not have the necessary financial resources to accomplish their educational objectives.

As of October 8, 2020, all of the CARES Technology Grant Funding has been allocated.

If you did not receive this grant and have the loan eligibility, you may apply for a technology loan. Borrow up to $1,500 by completing and submitting the Additional Academic Expense Request form (PDF).

Updated Office Hours

The Financial Aid Office is open by telephone and email only. Phones are answered between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, except during holidays and closures due to the state’s furlough program. Please call the office at (360) 867-6205 or email finaid@evergreen.edu. To reach us by fax, use (360) 867-6576.   

Financial Aid Counselors are available by appointment Tuesday through Friday for advising via Zoom. Please contact the office for more details or to schedule a meeting.   

Required documents will be accepted via email, fax or standard mail. If you encounter challenges with submitting required forms, contact the office for assistance.  

Other Changes due to COVID-19

Check Emergency Resources for small emergency grants and short-term loans available to help students through emergency situations. The rule limiting students to one emergency grant or loan per academic year has been lifted.

If you’re having financial difficulty, contact the Financial Aid Office right away. If you or your family has lost income, you may be eligible for additional aid. Email your concerns and questions to finaid@evergreen.edu.

Disbursement, Refunds, and Emergency Funds for Winter Quarter 2021

On Tuesday, December 29, the Financial Aid Office will disburse funds for eligible students.

Then, on Thursday, December 31, Student Accounts will post funds and complete the process to generate refund checks and electronic deposits.

We estimate electronic deposits will appear in students’ bank accounts on Saturday, January 2, However, this is dependent upon individual bank processes and policies.

Checks will enter the mail system on Thursday.

Emergency Funds

Any student that needs funds before the receipt of their refund can request an emergency grant or loan.

Visit Financial Aid Emergency Resources for the application, and for more information about the many resources available to students.

When submitting an emergency grant or loan application, make sure to ask about the timeline for receiving funds. Our goal is to deliver funds in two days or less, but the schedule may vary due to the holidays.

Keep your mailing address current

Any student that moved during Fall Quarter should update their mailing address through my.evergreen.edu. Doing so now ensures all mail will be delivered to the correct location.

How to get financial aid

New students: apply for financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission.

  1. Know what aid is available

    Learn more about the types of aid that you may be eligible to receive while attending Evergreen:

    You may also find tax credits helpful in affording your education.

  2. Complete the FAFSA or WASFA immediately after October 1st

    Complete the FAFSA or WASFA every year as soon as possible for the following academic year. You need to fill out the FAFSA or WASFA to be eligible for grants, loans, or work study.

    Evergreen’s Title IV code number is 008155.

  3. Apply before February 1st

    • New students—Apply for admission; you will apply for financial aid at the same time.

    • All studentsApply for scholarships. Scholarships are a great way to pay for school. Separate applications are required for scholarships. Most applications are due in January and February for the following year.

    • Submit your FAFSA at least 3–5 business days before the priority deadline of February 1 to allow for processing by the Department of Education.

  4. Extra steps for graduate students

    You must complete some additional financial aid steps.

  5. Sit tight

    Once we receive your FAFSA, we will review your information and determine eligibility. We will notify you if any additional information is required.

  6. Accept your financial aid

    We will notify you by email once you have an award. We will send you instructions on how to accept your financial aid.

The Financial Aid staff will make every effort to help you through the Financial Aid process.