How to Apply for Financial Aid

Contact Us

Title IV School Code: 012259

Locations & Hours:

 Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus, Room M208
Mon - Th, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri, walk-ins: 8 a.m. - Noon, and by appointment only: Noon-4:30 p.m.  
253.680.7020 
financialaid@bates.ctc.edu

South Campus

South Campus, Student Center
Tu & Th, 1-4:15 p.m. 
253.680.7529 
financialaid@bates.ctc.edu
(Office closed during school breaks and holidays.)

Mohler Campus

Central/Mohler Campus
Third Wed. of each month, by appt. only, 10- 11 a.m.
253.680.7020
financialaid@bates.ctc.edu

There are several types of financial aid for which you may qualify:

  • Federal PELL Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • State Need Grant
  • Work Study
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Helpful Handouts

Three easy steps to apply for your FAFSA

You may apply for financial aid in three simple steps:

  1. Apply for a personal identification number (PIN).
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA). Have your tax return handy to answer the income questions.
  3. Complete other materials as requested by the Financial Aid Office.

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Application Deadlines 2014-2015

Financial Aid quarterly processing deadlines:

  • Fall: June 9, 2014
  • Winter: Oct. 20, 2014
  • Spring: Jan. 12, 2015
  • Summer: April 20, 2015

Loans and Work Study

If you want to be considered for loans or work study aid, you will need to complete additional applications. In most cases, loans are optional. However, if you are not eligible for grants, then a loan request is required to complete your application.

You can get a loan application from the financial aid office.  Additionally, you must complete additional processes online at www.studentloans.gov.

If you wish to be considered for work study, you must fill out an initial workstudy  application, available from the financial aid office.

Where can I go for help in completing my financial aid application?

For help with the FAFSA, contact Keith Blocker at 253.680.7153 or at kblocker@mdc-hope.org.

After I complete the FAFSA application, what is my next step?

Financial aid will send you an email outlining all initial steps in your financial aid application. Applications are not reviewed until your file is complete and all forms have been submitted.  To be considered for priority funding, applications should be completed by quarterly deadlines listed above.

Once your application has been processed, you will be emailed an award letter outlining the aid that you have been awarded.