Files are reviewed in order that they are complete. The file completion date is the date the application was submitted, as long as all required paperwork was submitted within three weeks of notification. If required paperwork is submitted after the three-week window, the file completion date is the date the last required document was received.
For 2021-2022, we are currently processing files for currently registered students who completed their files during or before May 2022. For those registered for spring quarter and who have a complete file, we will be offering a payment deferral for tuition. Please check your LWTech email closer to quarter start for this letter and contact us if you have questions (see available hours below).
For 2022-2023, forms will be available later this spring. Please ensure that you have completed your 2022-2023 financial aid application, and check your email regularly to ensure you get timely notifications when we contact you regarding your file. Please do not submit 2021-2022 forms for 2022-2023. We thank you for your patience.
Please check the status of your award at the Student Portal Login before attempting to contact the office with any questions. You will need your social security number or taxpayer ID number or WAFSA ID number to log-in. If you've not used the Student Portal before, please view the How to Use the Financial aid Student Portal video before logging in.
Currently, emergency grants applications are taking an average of 1 week to process.
The Financial Aid office helps students seeking financial assistance meet their educational expenses at LWTech. Students need not be low income to qualify for some types of financial assistance. Students may apply for most types of financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid, see information below).
Please check the status of your award at the Student Portal Login before attempting to contact the office with any questions.
Because the FAFSA must be submitted each academic year (summer through spring), it is advised that students apply as soon as possible after October 1, before the year they will be attending LWTech (for example October 1, 2021 for attending during the 2022-2023 academic year). The Application Process page has detailed information on how to apply for financial aid.
Apply by or before the priority deadline date for the quarter you wish to attend. See above for current processing times.
If a Financial Aid staff member asked for additional paperwork to process your application, you can submit that documentation here. You will be asked to login using your LWTech email and password.
Financial Aid sends notices and communications by email to your preferred e-mail address in LionsLink. If you want to opt out of electronic communications, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
We can help you with your FAFSA or WASFA on Zoom on Wednesdays at 2:00. You will be placed in a private breakout room, and a financial aid advisor will stop in to help you individually with your questions. Meanwhile, if you need assistance with your financial aid application, feel free to contact the Federal Processing Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID for help with the FAFSA, or the Washington Student Achievement Council at (360) 753-7800 for help with the WASFA.
Summer Quarter 2021 through Spring Quarter 2022:
Summer Quarter 2022 through Spring Quarter 2023:
Non-citizen students unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), due to immigration status may be eligible to complete a Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) if they meet one of the two criteria listed below:
How to Use the Financial Aid Student Portal
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.