Quarterly Newsletter

Welcome to Bellevue College! Our newsletter provides information related to financial aid and payment of tuition.

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Dates listed below may be adjusted. Please check your BC email and check the website often for up-to-date information. 

Financial Aid Newsletter – Spring 2024

Updates about the 2024-2025 FAFSA are included!

Spring quarter begins April 2, 2024. Please read important information about deadlines, dates, disbursement of your funds, and the steps you must take to ensure a smooth start to the quarter.

Bellevue College has transitioned to a new software system called ctcLink which provides better functionality, a secure student portal and expanded self-service options for students. The new system impacts financial aid processes this aid year as we continue to navigate through the system.

  • The coordination between financial aid and student accounts means we only disburse funds once per week each Thursday.
  • Please check your status through the Student Center on ctcLink.

Payment of Tuition

Spring quarter begins April 2, 2024.

  • We pay your tuition beginning March 28, 2024:
    • We hold you in your classes if you completed your financial aid file by February 1 and are registered. We prioritize review of files for students who met the deadline and are registered for Spring quarter.
    • An F02 hold from Financial Aid may be placed on your account if you met the financial aid file complete deadline of February 1 and have registered. (Holds are added weekly until the quarter starts). This hold is a positive hold and indicates that your classes are held and you are not dropped for nonpayment. Some additional holds have been added for students packaged beyond deadline.
    • If you have outstanding documents required, you must submit these by Friday, March 22 or within two business days of request thereafter.
      • Documents can be brought to campus Monday through Friday, submitted by mail to the college or by using our online document upload site. (Note: We are closed on Thursdays)
    • Enrollment Services also holds you in your classes if you obtained a deferment on payment of tuition (This may include Workforce Education, Veterans, Scholarship recipients, etc).
      • To avoid being dropped from classes for non-payment, check with the department you are working with to confirm your deferment status.
  • If your aid does not cover the full cost of tuition, you must pay the balance by April 9.

Refund Disbursements

  • We assume full-time enrollment. If you do not plan to register full time (12+ credits), please submit an online Change of Enrollment form by March 22 to avoid delays in disbursing your aid.
  • Refund disbursements begin on March 28, 2024 (your disbursement date may differ) by the BankMobile disbursement preference you selected.

Confirmation of Academic Progress

For continuing students, we check prior quarter grades before we disburse Spring aid. Check your BC email for notification regarding your financial aid status and eligibility based on your prior quarter grades.

**Federal regulations require us to address grades regardless of circumstances affecting our campus.  During these uncertain times, we recognize that some students may be less successful for a variety of reasons.  If you are notified that you have lost your financial aid, you may follow the appeal process outlined below.**

  • Review Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • If your aid is canceled but you experienced a hardship or a mitigating circumstance, please file an appeal and ask for reinstatement of your aid.
    • File your appeal by Tuesday, April 2 if you plan to attend Spring quarter.
    • Submit an appeal online.
    • We hold you in your classes until we review your appeal if your appeal is submitted by Tuesday, April 2

Pell Repayment Date:

You must finalize your schedule by the Pell Repayment Date, which is April 15 for Spring quarter. Please read our policies regarding adding and dropping classes.


If you plan to attend Summer 2024 or beyond, make sure you have completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) for 2024-2025.  Getting help completing your FAFSA is made easier by visiting this webpage https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out. Additionally, if you are a WASFA applicant, please visit https://wsac.wa.gov/wasfa to complete your application.

Your file must be completed by the date below for the quarter you plan to start:

2024-2025 deadlines:

Summer 2024: May 1, 2024
Fall 2024: June 1, 2024
Winter 2025: Nov. 1, 2024
Spring 2025: Feb. 1, 2025


We will not receive results from your FAFSA or WASFA on campus until May (estimated currently), but it is still important for you to complete your FAFSA/WASFA as soon as possible due to the financial aid office processing in date order. Please read more about FAFSA Simplification here https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/fafsa-simplification/

Thank you and enjoy your studies!

BC Financial Aid Office