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Financial Aid Services

Enrollment Requirements:

All awards are offered with the assumption of full time enrollment (12 credits or more). You are NOT required to attend school full-time. Most financial aid awards are adjusted for part-time enrollment. If you are enrolled for less than full time (12 credits or more) then you must submit a Support Request at least 7-10 days prior to the start of the quarter to avoid a delay in receiving your funds. 


Adjustment of Grants* for Enrollment Levels (approximate):

  • 12 credits or more: 100%
  • 9-11 credits: 75%
  • 6-8 credits: 50%
  • 1-5 credits: 25%

*Loans or Workstudy typically do not adjust down as long as you are within your cost of attendance for that quarter.

Minimum Credit Requirements Per Quarter*:

  • Direct Loans: Must be enrolled for at least 6 credits
  • WA College Grant: Minimum 3 credits (also includes College Bound Scholarship)
  • Edmonds College Grant or Tuition Waiver: Minimum 3 credits
  • Other Grants/Scholarships: Determined by funding program or scholarship donor
  • Workstudy: Minimum 6 credits 

*All credits used for funding level must be required for current degree at Edmonds College.

**If you are on an academic plan, you must notify Financial Aid of any changes to your approved plan before funds are disbursed or you may owe a repayment of funds.

Your class schedule must be finalized by the 10th* day of the quarter (last day to drop without transcript entry), also referred to as the Financial Aid Census date. 

  • Financial Aid awards cannot be adjusted up or down after this date.
  • If you drop classes on or before the the census day of the quarter, and you have already received funds,  you may owe funds back to financial aid and/or be placed on warning or termination.
  • If a class is canceled or you do not attend a class, you may also owe a repayment of funds.
  • If you add a class after the census day, you will have to pay for any additional tuition and fee charges out of pocket. 

*The Financial Aid census day change to 10th day begins Summer 2020 (July 1, 2020).