The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by U.S. citizens and non-citizens with legal immigration status to apply for financial aid. There is no charge to complete the application.
Students complete the FAFSA to document their financial need for federal and state grants, federal loans and other forms of aid such as scholarships, and Work Study. Parents who want to help their children pay for college can complete the FAFSA to qualify for federal parent loans (PLUS Loans). See below for step-by-step instructions and videos on how to apply for financial aid.
How to Submit the FAFSA
1Apply to Olympic College
New students apply for admission to Olympic College and obtain your ctcLink Student ID.
2Obtain your Federal Student Aid ID
Visit the Federal Student Aid webpage and create your FSA ID, which you will use to submit your FAFSA. If you are a dependent, one of your parents must also create a FSA ID.
3Gather IDs and Documents
- Gather IDs and documents you’ll need to complete the FAFSA online: FSA IDs, Social Security Number (including parents’ if dependent), federal income statements, W-2s, and bank and brokerage statements.
4Submit the FAFSA
- Use the Olympic College school code 003784 in the application.
- Select the correct academic year. The Olympic College academic year begins with Summer Quarter, and ends with Spring Quarter.
6Complete OC Institutional Form
- Complete the Olympic College Financial Aid Institutional Form (on your ctcLink Student Homepage) and any other required documents on your 'To Do List.'
7Review Award Package
Approximately three-to-six weeks after your application is marked complete, you’ll be offered a package of federal aid.
View these videos for more information on submitting the FAFSA.