ALL CLEAR: Nearby police activity has concluded. Campus has reopened.

To qualify for financial aid, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or DREAMer;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate or meet alternative requirements;
  • Enroll or be accepted at South Seattle College;
  • Submit a financial aid application and demonstrate financial need as determined by federal, state and institutional policies;
  • Enroll in an eligible program of study and take eligible courses;
  • Meet Selective Service requirements, if applicable;
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a federal grant repayment;
  • Not be convicted for possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal aid; and,
  • Make satisfactory academic progress;

In addition, the following conditions apply to retain eligibility for certain programs:

  • Be enrolled in 6 ELIGIBLE credits each quarter.
  • Complete your program of study in a timely fashion (no more than 150% of the published program length). For example, if your program is 2 years long, you cannot exceed 3 years to complete.
  • Receive Pell Grant for no more than six years.
  • If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you must submit a maximum time appeal when applying for aid. You are ineligible for grants but may be eligible for loans.

NEW: REAL Hope Act will allow certain non-citizens to apply for state financial aid.


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