Application Process and Deadlines

To apply for federal, state, and institutional aid, complete the following steps.  You are responsible for following all directions and meeting all application deadlines. Peninsula College cannot be held responsible for problems and delays because you did not follow directions or meet a deadline.

We recommend you submit your FAFSA at least 2 months prior to the deadline date for the quarter you plan to enroll. A new FAFSA is required every year.

Proceso para aplicar para Ayuda Financiera 2014 - 2015

2013-2014 Priority Consideration Deadline Dates:

  • Spring 2014: February 28, 2014

2014-2015 Priority Consideration Deadline Dates:

  • Summer/Fall 2014: May 2, 2014
  • Fall 2014: July 17, 2014
  • Winter 2015: November 21, 2014
  • Spring 2015: February 27, 2015

Steps to get started: 

  1. Apply for Admission:
    New students are required to complete an admission application .

  2. Check Your Program of Study:
    Make sure the college has you signed up for the correct degree or certificate you intend to complete. If you need assistance, please call Student Services at (360) 417-6340.

  3. Complete Your 2014-2015 FAFSA
    Go to or call the Department of Education (1(800) 433-3243) to request a paper version. Your FAFSA must be submitted to the Federal Processor.  The Peninsula College school code is 003786.

Once processed, a copy of your FAFSA will be sent to the school(s) you listed on the FAFSA:

    • in about 2 weeks if you submit your FAFSA via the web  (recommended)
    • in approximately 6 weeks if you submit a paper FAFSA

The Federal Processor will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) or a SAR Information Acknowledgement. If you provide a valid e-mail address, your SAR will be emailed to you.

A new state law has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and satisfy the residency criteria.  For more information and to apply go to

4.  Check Your Portal and Complete Your File

Your 2014-2015 Financial Aid will not be available until we receive your initial FAFSA information from the Federal Processor.  After we receive a copy of your FAFSA, we will notify you via email or mail to check your Portal. We expect to start receiving 2014-2015 FAFSAs in late March 2014. Your Portal will list any additional documents we need from you and/or what (if any) additional actions you must take.  In order to meet the deadline, you must complete ALL required actions on or before the deadline date. Files are reviewed in the order they are completed, so you should complete your file as soon as possible.

5.  Read All Required Information

To receive financial aid, you may be required to take additional steps or meet certain conditions. It is your responsibility to read all information listed on our web pages, and any related information that may be provided to you by the Financial Aid Office or Peninsula College.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • You have been admitted to the college 
  • You plan to complete a college degree or certificate program at Peninsula College 
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • You are making satisfactory academic progress in your studies and meeting the minimum Pace of Progression requirements
  • You are not in default on a student loan received at any school 
  • You do not owe a repayment of grant funds at any college attended 
  • You are a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (exception if you qualify under Washington State Need Grant)
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you're a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • You have not been convicted of an illegal drug offense while receiving federal student aid 
  • Submit your FAFSA and turn in any required documents, following the Peninsula College Application Process and Deadlines.