Getting Your Aid

After you’ve applied for Financial Aid, files are reviewed based on your submission date. Some funds such as Washington State Need Grant (SNG), Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and BC Grant are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial Aid priority deadlines can be found here. Apply early!

Your Awards

  • You should receive an award letter via your BC email. It provides a link to our portal that will show your award amounts. The amounts are based on full-time status (12 or more credits). Each quarter, you aid will be adjusted according to your enrollment status if you receive grants.
  • If you are receiving a loan, please check the portal to confirm your loan disbursement amounts.

Paying tuition

Tuition will be automatically taken out of your financial aid amounts. If the award amounts don’t cover the entire balance due on your tuition, you’ll need to pay the remaining amount owed as soon as possible to ensure you don’t get dropped from classes.

If your award is more than your tuition and fee costs for the quarter, we will mail you a check. We no longer use the US Bank OneCard for electronic disbursements. We are currently working with a new disbursement partner and hope to have a new process in place by Fall 2016.

If you change your course schedule after the FA office has paid your tuition, be aware that you may be responsible for any new tuition or fee amounts. Verify if any additional fees are owed by logging in to web registration. Depending on when you changed your schedule, it may be possible for you to get reimbursed. To be eligible for reimbursement, make any necessary changes to your schedule before or by the Census Date or the 5th day of the quarter (for the summer census date check with the FA office.)  Reimbursements are not available immediately at the time you adjust your schedule. You can expect to receive them during the fourth week of the quarter.

Although award amounts are based on full-time status (12 or more credits), that doesn’t mean you’re required to attend courses full-time. Your financial aid will be adjusted to fit the number of credits you are registered for. Don’t overload yourself and end up losing your aid!

Additional Resources

For more information about financial aid and scholarship resources please go to

Last Updated July 5, 2016