Apply for aid

With few exceptions, all classes and services are offered online for winter and spring quarters

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and staff working remotely, please allow extra time for the Student Central Offices to respond to your inquiries. Thank you for your patience as we work to address questions or needs as quickly as possible.

For specific questions, the best way to reach us is to submit a ticket using the Ask Online for Help or Information button below. Need to talk to a real person? Use the Phone Callback System button to connect with one of our staff.

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Relax! The process of applying for financial aid is not as difficult as it may seem. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be done before you know it! We’re here to help and there are many tools available to assist you.
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Complete your FAFSA:

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How to Complete the WASFA 2019-2020 & 2020-2021

Washington State Application for State Financial Aid from Washington Opportunity Pathways, Washington Student Achievement Council, and Ready Set Grad

Step 1:

BC Financial Aid Application & Admission Requirements

Step 2:

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online or through the MyStudentAid mobile app. Note: students who plan to transfer to Bellevue College and completed the FAFSA for another school just need to add Bellevue College to their existing application. Our school code is 003769.

  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents and other eligible non-citizens file the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a federal application, and is required for all types of aid, including loans.
  • Complete the FAFSA once each year.
  • Make sure you select Bellevue College on your application so we receive your information electronically.
  • 1 – 2 weeks after you submit the FAFSA you receive a response from the federal processor, which includes a summary of your application. Review this carefully for accuracy. You can go back to your application and make corrections if needed.
  • Once you submit the FAFSA, complete the remaining steps as indicated below.
  • Need help? Try the free Benefits Data Trust chatbot or watch Completing the FAFSA overview (video).

Step 2A:

Complete the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)

  • WA state residents ineligible for federal aid because of immigration status file the WASFA. The WASFA is a state application, and is required for certain types of state and institutional aid.
  • Complete the WASFA once each year.
  • Make sure you select Bellevue College on your application so we receive your information electronically.
  • Review your application for accuracy. You can go back to your application and make corrections if needed.
  • Once you submit the WASFA, complete the remaining steps as indicated below.

Not sure whether you should complete the FASFA or the WASFA? Review this questionnaire to be directed to the appropriate application for you.

Step 3:

Submit all Required Documents and Complete all Required Processes

  • Once we receive your FAFSA/WASFA information, we send an email to the address listed on your application. However, if you are admitted to the college we send it to your BC Email Address.
  • The email lists other documents or processes you must complete before your file is ready for review and a possible financial aid award.
    • Regularly view what is needed to complete your file using the BC Financial Aid Portal.
    • We review files based on the date you submitted the last required document to our office.
    • Some financial aid programs have limited funds. Submitting documents as soon as possible helps to ensure you receive all the aid you are eligible for. Also review the financial aid deadlines based on the quarter you plan to start school.

Submit the documents needed to complete your file in the following ways:

Submit your Documents Online

This is the fastest and most secure way to submit your documents to us. Use the link above to login using your Net ID and password, and upload your documents as indicated. Note: We accept uploaded documents in PDF format only. Please allow up to three weeks for your document to be recorded as received in our system..

Mail your Documents to the College

Mail your documents to the college, with Attention: Financial Aid Office. During the campus closure, we pick up documents once each week from our secure mail room, and prepare them for electronic transfer to your file. Note: when mailed, please allow an additional week to the time needed to record your documents as received in our system – up to four weeks.

Last Updated March 24, 2021