Funding & Aid Sources

Get help with tuition, fees, books, transportation, and food.

Shoreline Community College can help you apply for aid and access a full range of financial assistance programs. Eligibility for each program can vary widely, so it is important to understand the requirements for the particular types of aid you may be seeking.

Financial Aid

Money for school including grants, loans, work-study (part-time paid work), or state aid.

Eligibility: Determined through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the WASFA (state aid application).

Timeline: Apply early! Priority for some grants is given to students who complete their financial aid application process by the early application deadline

Learn more about financial aid and apply

Professional/Technical - Workforce Funding

If you're enrolling in a professional/technical program (not university transfer degree), you may be eligible for financial, food, transportation, and other additional aid.

Eligibility: Meet one of the following:
- laid off, furloughed, or eligible for unemployment benefits
- received unemployment insurance in past four years
- receive TANF (cash assistance) or food stamps through DSHS
- low-income (both individual and household)
- became a veteran in the past four years

Learn more about Workforce Funding


Scholarships are awarded funds that you do not have to pay back. As a Shoreline Community College student, you have many scholarships available to you through the Foundation.

Eligibility: Many scholarships are based off academic merit or other achievements, while some are also need-based.

Timeline: Apply early and often! Both annual and quarterly scholarships are available.

Explore Scholarships

Payment Plans

Split your tuition payment into smaller monthly amounts with 0% interest for a $30 enrollment fee.

Eligibility: Available to all students, regardless of eligibility for other financial resources. 

Timeline: Check the quarterly target dates for information or to enroll in a payment plan

Learn more about payment plans

Veterans & Military Service Funding

As a veteran, a current active duty member, or a dependent of the military, you may be entitled to VA benefits, tuition reductions, or tuition assistance programs while enrolled at Shoreline Community College.

Learn more about funding for veterans & military service members

Tuition Waivers

A tuition waiver or discount is another way to counter the costs of college. Online students, state employees, and senior citizens may qualify for reduced tuition.

Learn more about tuition waivers

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Emergency Funding

Current students who are at risk of withdrawing or being dropped due to unforeseen circumstances may qualify for emergency funding. 

Learn more and apply

Food, Housing, Transportation, and Books

Benefits Hub

Orca Cards

Multicultural Center

On-campus housing scholarships

Quick tips

  • Don't assume you won't qualify
  • Apply for funding early
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help

Contact Us

Financial Aid

FOSS (5000 Building)
(206) 546-4762
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(206) 533-6609
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