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Financial Aid

Financial Aid helps you and/or your parents to meet basic educational expenses for an academic degree, a professional technical degree, or a certificate program. While the primary responsibility for paying for college rests with you and your family, Cascadia offers many resources to help you.

The Kodiak Corner Front Counter can assist you with general financial aid questions and collect basic financial aid forms. To check your financial aid status online and view what is required to complete the financial aid process, check updates or additional information requested, or to view your financial aid award, visit the Financial Aid Portal site. For in depth information about your financial aid record, you may check in at the Kodiak Corner Front Counter to see the financial aid on duty counselor.

Cascadia administers Financial Aid in accordance with established state and federal regulations and policies.

Cascadia School Code:  034835

Cascadia Tax ID#: 91-2010540 

Processing Timelines

Check Your Financial Aid Status 

The Student Financial Services staff is dedicated to processing files timely. Files are processed in date order by your file complete date, which can be viewed on the Portal. Our processing time frame is 6-8 weeks from your file complete date, or the time in which we begin awarding for the academic year (July 1 – June 30), whichever date is later. During peak processing times (typically Summer and Fall quarters) when there is a high volume of students to award, processing time increases. During these time periods, please allow 8-10 weeks for your file to be processed.

**Please note that our office typically begins to process files for each new academic year in approximately mid-June.



We encourage you to check the Portal frequently for any updates or information we may ask or need from you, or to review your financial aid awards once your file has been awarded. We ask that you limit your phone calls and emails to our office as much as possible to allow us more time to process your file. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work diligently to process your financial aid requests!

To login, the username for the Financial Aid Portal is your SSN (not your SID#) and the password is your six digit birth date (MMDDYY). 

The resources available within the Portal are:

  • Find out what is required to complete the Financial Aid Process
  • View and print your awards
  • Determine whether you have a Financial Aid check
2018 - 19 Important Dates

Apply for admission to Cascadia

You can apply any time up to the first day of the quarter (see calendar), but the sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting into the classes you want.


If a class you want to take has a math prerequisite, you must have completed the Accuplacer Placement or advanced placement test in the last 24 months.

2018 - 19 Academic Calendar Tuition Deadline
Classes Begin
Summer Quarter 2018
June 6, 2018 July 2, 2018
Fall Quarter 2018 August 29, 2018 September 26, 2018
Winter Quarter 2019 December 5, 2018 January 7, 2019
Spring Quarter 2019 March 6, 2019 April 1, 2019

Quarterly Consideration Deadline: College’s tuition due date for the quarter

*Applicants who meet the priority deadline will have access to more sources of eligible funding. If you are applying after April 15th, please complete your file as soon as possible. The quarterly deadline to receive a tuition hold is the College’s published tuition deadline. To receive a tuition hold, a student must submit all necessary documents required by the College or Department of Education by the quarterly tuition deadline. In order to allow enough time to be notified of the documents that are needed to complete your file, you should complete the steps below at least a week before the tuition deadline for the quarter(s) in which you want to attend. Those who apply after the tuition deadline for their first quarter of enrollment or reinstatement must pay their tuition at the time of registration, and will be reimbursed, if eligible and if funds remain available.

Office Information

Located in the Kodiak Corner at CC1 First Floor

Office Hours


Phone: 425.352.8860 / Fax: 425.352.8564

The Financial Aid Office is closed every Wednesday for processing high volumes of financial aid applications. *Please note the following exceptions: The Financial Aid Office is open on Wednesdays during the first week of the quarter and the week of tuition deadline.


Check the Kodiak Corner page for more closure dates and info.