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Financial Aid

GHC doesn’t want a lack of money to stop anyone from getting an education. So for those with tight budgets, we offer financial aid, scholarships and loans. 

Applying for Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to apply for aid.

Prior to completing this application online, you should visit www.pin.ed.gov and apply for an electronic signature PIN. This will allow you to fill out the FAFSA with an electronic signature which will greatly speed up the application process; without an electronic signature, the process will involve a mail-in signature card which will take up to 4 weeks to process.

It's a good idea to read the FAFSA overview before you start the application process. Make sure you have the documents required to complete the application and note that the code for GHC is 003779.
The FAFSA is required for almost all financial aid programs.

Dates to Know

Plan early and allow plenty of time to complete the required application forms. It can take up to six weeks to process the FAFSA. Students should begin the process as soon as possible after January 1.

The priority date for funding is May 1.

Scholarship applications are typically due late February or early March.  Specific deadline dates will be available on the GHC financial aid website beginning in November.


The GHC financial aid website has all forms available. 
New form available! Mail check request form.

Awarding Process

Your eligibility for a financial aid award can be determined:

  • After GHC receives the results of your FAFSA data, and
  • After you have been admitted to GHC, and
  • After you have submitted any additional documents requested by the college Financial Aid Office.

If awarded, the specific package will be determined by your need, as defined by the FAFSA data you submitted, and the financial aid funds available at the college you plan to attend.

Most financial aid programs have limited funds, so it is important to apply and submit required documents as early as possible. Limited funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

You will be notified by mail when you have an award. Mark Ramon will also assist you in understanding the financial aid processes and policies.

Getting Your Money

  • Verification must be received that you have begun to attend class.  For online classes, your instructor should be asked to email cjasper@ghc.edu to indicate that you have begun class.
  • Once verification of attendance in all your classes has been received, funds will be applied directly to your tuition and fees.
  • Any remaining funds can be sent directly to you.  To request that such a check be mailed to you, complete the Request for Check form and fax or send it to the GHC Business Office


Contact Information:

Lorena Maurer
Grays Harbor College
Toll free: 1-800-562-4830 ext. 4090
Fax: 360-538-4299
E-mail: lorena.maurer@ghc.edu

Gary Arthur
Reservation-Based Degree Coordinator
Toll free: 1-800-562-4830 ext. 4209
Fax: 360-538-4299
E-mail: gary.arthur@ghc.edu


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