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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 Welcome Desk or the Kodiak Corner Front Counter can assist you with general financial aid questions and collect basic financial aid forms.

Go to your ctcLink account 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.

Launch your ctcLink account in the Firefox browser or on your mobile device.

For in depth information about your financial aid record, you may email  or check in to see the financial aid on duty counselor by Virtual Assistance or in-person at the Kodiak Corner during service hours.

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

Cascadia School Code:  034835

Cascadia Tax ID#: 91-2010540 


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  or “CARES Act” Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students who lives have been disrupted due to campus classes/operations going online and who are facing financial challenges.


Fall 2023 Service Hours and Modalities


Fall Quarter Office Hours and Services

September 3rd - December 16th



In-person Drop-ins at the Kodiak Corner from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Drop-ins from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday

In-person Drop-ins at the Kodiak Corner from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


In-person Drop-ins at the Kodiak Corner from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


In-person Drop-ins at the Kodiak Corner from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Drop-ins from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Note: The Student Financial Services Office will be closed on October 18th and October 19th for a state-wide conference and training.

Visit the Student Success Virtual Assistance webpage for Virtual Drop-ins.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email


Fall Quarter 2023 

Fall Quarter: September 27th - December 16th

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 ctcLink Student Self Service 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 ctcLink Student Self Service 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 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 ctcLink Student Self Service Portal is your SSN (not your SID#) and the password is your six digit birth date (MMDDYY). 

The resources available within the ctcLink Student Self Service 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
2022 - 2023 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.

2022 - 2023 Academic Calendar Tuition Deadline
Classes Begin
Summer Quarter 2022
June 1, 2022 July 5, 2022
Fall Quarter 2022 August 31, 2022 September 28, 2022
Winter Quarter 2023 December 7, 2022 January 3, 2023
Spring Quarter 2023 March 1, 2023 March 27, 2023
Office Information

Located in the Kodiak Corner at CC1 First Floor


Phone: 425.352.8860 / Fax: 425.352.8564

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