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Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

The 1098-T is not a financial aid function. Please use the link below and you can look up your information, additionally you may contact the cashiers at 425.640.1563 or cashiersoffice@edmonds.edu. 1098-T form is only available to students who pay tuition out of pocket. Those who receive financial aid for all of their tuition will not have a 1098-T form. 

https://www.edmonds.edu/tuition/1098.html

Additionally, see IRS.gov for policies about who we are required to provide a 1098-T form to: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1098et--2021.pdf


You did not answer the question on your FAFSA regarding a Bachelor's Degree OR indicated that you have a Bachelor's degree OR  will be working on a degree beyond a Bachelor's degree (graduate/Professional).  

If you made a mistake, correct your Financial Aid application and write a statement indicating why you answered the way you did originally, and what the correct answer is. It must have your full name, ctcLink ID, and date. Submit Documents 

Students with a Bachelor's degree may only be eligible for loans. Please contact Financial Aid so we can complete the To Do item for you, by confirming your Bachelors status. If you are interested in borrowing a loan, please complete the Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, Loan Request Form and register for 6 or more credits.

We cannot accept any documents through email for financial aid purposes at this time.

You may mail, fax, or electronically(fastest) submit documents. Please allow extra time for processing if you submit through mail, fax, or in person. 

Submit Documents electronically through our “submit documents online” button, at the bottom of the financial aid homepage, or towards the top of the FORMS page by clicking on the “Submit Documents” button:

https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?EdmondsCC&layout_id=12

You may need to download a free pdf signature filler online before you complete the form so you can electronically sign the document. Search for a free signature filler and download to your computer. You then navigate back to the form, fill it out, save it to your computer, upload to your signature filler, and save it again. Try https://smallpdf.com/sign-pdf to sign documents after you have saved them to your computer.

Navigate back to the financial aid homepage and scroll to the bottom to click on "submit documents" online. Type in your identifying information and upload your saved documents. 

You can use Google drive on your phone and click the plus sign on bottom right corner and it brings up a camera with a scan option under it. Then take a picture, it will save as a pdf and you can upload to submit documents online at the bottom of the financial aid home page.

Additionally, choose CONTROL + P on your keyboard, it will bring up the Print Preview. From the Destination drop down menu, click "Save as PDF" to save it.

That will save it as a PDF for you to be able to submit. It just won't generate the QR code so it'll be tracked manually.

These steps might be slightly different if you are not using Chrome. The submission button will allow you to attach documents and submit them to our office. Once the Financial Aid form(s) is/are completed, you will need to save it as a .pdf to submit them online with any other additional documents. We cannot accept most cfm, .heic or .html file types, please convert to png, jpg or pdf.

 

Fax to 425.640.1159 

Write your full name and your ctcLink ID on every page of your fax. 

Attention: Financial Aid

Mail: 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036


Complete the Loan Request form
See the chart below to determine how much you want to borrow for the school year.
Complete the online Entrance Loan Counseling session – required if this is your first time to take out a Direct Loan at Edmonds College.
Sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online using your FSA ID if this is your first time to take out a Direct Loan at Edmonds College. 

12 credits or more is considered full time enrollment (waitlisted classes do not count as enrolled). Enrollment Requirements

Your financial aid will not be disbursed until your award level and enrollment level match. 

All awards are offered with the assumption of full time enrollment (12 credits or more). That doesn't mean that you have to be enrolled in 12 or more credits to receive Financial Aid. However, the amount of your award depends on the number of credits you are taking towards your program each quarter. You are NOT required to attend school full-time. Most financial aid awards are adjusted for part-time enrollment.

Please contact Enrollment Services for more information regarding the medical withdrawal process and submitting documents.

Review the following on their forms page:
Medical Withdrawal - Health Care Provider Verification form
Medical Withdrawal - Process
https://www.edcc.edu/es/forms.html

Additionally, you may need to complete a SAP Petition for Reinstatement to be eligible to receive financial aid. 

You are currently registered in a program that is not financial aid eligible,

OR

you have already graduated/Completed a degree or certificate. We cannot award you if you are coded in ctcLink programs; Transitional Studies, Undeclared, Undecided or, certificates ending in C01 and Bachelors ending in PRQ.

If you still wish to receive financial aid, you should update your program with Enrollment Services.  If the quarter has already started, you will need to contact them directly and let them know you are a financial aid student, so they may possibly expedite your program update.

If you do not know your degree or certificate code, check in with the advisors to get your degree requirement sheet which outlines the classes you must take and the code you need to enter on our Information Change Form if you are changing your degree.

You will need to get confirmation from the Enrollment Services Department that they were able to update your active program of study so it is displayed in your ctcLink account. 

Only after it displays in ctcLink, contact the Financial Aid Department, so that we can confirm a financial aid eligible program of study does now show as active in your ctcLink account and then we could begin the process to determine your financial aid award eligibility for the current academic year. 

Enrollment Protect-Possible FA (F02) means you have a delay on your tuition until your aid is applied, so you will not be dropped for non-payment until we apply your aid to tuition, fees, and housing before disbursing any remaining funds to Bank Mobile.

This does not affect adding, dropping, transcripts or Canvas, in any way. The tuition deadline does not apply to financial aid students who complete their file before the current quarter deadline.

The ISIR vs Bio Demo Mismatch Checklist is assigned when there is a difference from biographical and/or demographic information on the ISIR in comparison to what has come over to Campus Community from the College Admission application (OAAP).  The checklist assignment process specifically looks at:

First name
Last name
Date of birth, and
Citizenship


Once resolved it should automatically waive overnight.

Log in to ctcLink and check your profile information for accuracy. Contact Enrollment Services to update your information once you have confirmed the information provided on the FAFSA/WASFA is true and correct.

Causes:

Citizenship reported on FAFSA/WASFA does not match citizenship on bio demo side in ctcLink Admissions Application


Name Mismatch:

If you have had a name change, you need to go by what is on file legally, with FAFSA/WASFA and what the Social Security Administration has on file for you. You may need to complete the Enrollment Services name change form if the name discrepancy is on the admissions application/ctcLink. Please update with Enrollment Services.

 

SSN:

You must provide Enrollment Services with your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or we cannot move you forward in the awarding process.

 

Once all the information on the FAFSA/WASFA (make a correction, if something changed) matches the information in your ctcLink account, then it will load overnight into your ctcLink account and add or take out to-do items in your Tasks Tile.

Residency Mismatch ISIR vs Bio means that what you said on the FAFSA/WASFA does not match what you said on your Admissions application. This is not your address, but relates to the length of time you have lived in Washington and whether you are eligible to be considered a resident for tuition purposes and financial aid. Please review this information and either update your FAFSA/WASFA or contact Enrollment Services to resolve this issue.

  • Student may need to apply for residency
  • May not be a resident yet for tuition purposes--Complete, but not eligible for any state or institutional aid until  completing form and residency is granted.
  • Has not applied for admissions after transitioning from ESL/PREP (ie. transitional studies) - needs to apply

You can submit the Request for Income Recalculation and supporting documentation. Documentation would need to be W-2’s or final pay stub, or if you are receiving unemployment, we would need a statement of what you have received. This form MUST be signed electronically or physically.

You have to physically sign your signature on the paper and scan it or take a picture, or electronically apply your signature using Adobe. Not a typed or cursive name.

***Lastly, include a written statement explaining why and how your income has been changed and how you are supporting yourself. 

You may mail, fax, or electronically submit documents. We are in Lynnwood Hall 1st floor, when not working remotely.

Submit Documents through our “submit documents online” button, toward the bottom of the financial aid homepage.

You may need to download a free pdf signature filler online before you complete the form so you can electronically sign the document. Get the form, fill it out, save it to your computer, upload the form to your signature filler, and save it again. Try https://smallpdf.com/sign-pdf to sign documents after you have saved them to your computer.

You can use Google drive on your phone and click the plus sign on the bottom right corner and it brings up a camera with a scan option under it. Then take a picture, it will save as a pdf and you can upload to submit documents online at the bottom of the financial aid home page.

To take a screen shot of an entire page, I recommend holding CONTROL + P on your keyboard to bring up the Print Preview. Then in the drop down menu next to "Destination" or "Printer" select "Print to PDF" or "Save as PDF" to save the whole webpage as a PDF.

Navigate back to the financial aid homepage and scroll to the bottom to click on "submit documents" online. Type in your identifying information and upload your saved documents.

The submission button will allow you to attach documents and submit them to our office. Once the Financial Aid form(s) is/are completed, you will need to save it as a .pdf to submit them online with any other additional documents.

If your expected family contribution (EFC), which is calculated by the government, is too high to qualify for most grants, please see the following resources:

https://studentaid.gov/complete-aid-process/how-calculated


Please see the following link for in depth information regarding the Financial Aid processes, grants, and scholarships. https://studentaid.gov/h/understand-aid


Additionally, you may contact FAFSA to get further details on federal guidelines and charts that may be available. 


FAFSA Contact Info:

https://studentaid.gov/help-center/contact 

1-800.433.3243

 

If you have had a significant change in income from 2019 to now, you can submit a "Request for Income Recalculation". Please note: These take a very long time to review (6-8 weeks after being submitted). 

 

There are also other special grants offered through the college that you might qualify for (Application here). Students who qualify for these are typically receiving unemployment, SNAP, and/or TANF benefits, though other students may qualify.

 

COVID-19 Funds:

https://www.edmonds.edu/safety/covid-19-resources/cares-emergency-assistance.html

 

Lastly, we do offer student loans. To receive a loan, you must fill out a Loan Request form, register for 6 or more credits, complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling session. More information about loan counseling and the master promissory note is available through reviewing the loan request form.