Check My Status

Financial Aid staff are working remotely and available to answer your funding questions during North’s campus closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Are you currently receiving Financial Aid, Scholarship, or other funding? You can schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor through email, phone or your Starfish account. New to Starfish? Instructions for using Starfish are located here.

Are you new to Financial Aid or have general questions? Give us a call Monday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm at 206-934-3688 or emails us anytime at Explore our webpages for commonly requested information.

Please note, effective Nov. 6, Student Services offices will be closed on Fridays at noon for ctcLink statewide technology conversion training.

**Please note: We are moving to a new system called ctcLink. The financial aid portal below will display your 2020-2021 financial aid application status and awards (Fall 2020 – Summer 2021).

Any information regarding your 2021-2022 financial aid status (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022) will be accessible online in the new online student center after we go live in. You can check the Financial Aid application status for 21-22 academic year beginning April 1, 2021.  For more information,  please visit,

To check your financial aid status, you can use the Financial Aid Portal, an online student service which requires your Social Security number. If you are not comfortable typing your SSN online, you may visit the Financial Aid office in person to process your transactions.

The Financial Aid Portal will allow you to view the following:

  • My Awards: View your financial aid awards
  • Additional Information: See personalized messages from the Financial Aid Office
  • Information We Need From You: See what documentation you are required to submit. Dates in 'date received' field indicate when the item was submitted.
  • Note: 'empty' indicates no data to report at this time
  • View or print a copy of your College Financing Plan (Shopping Sheet)

** NEW  Financial Aid Portal Tutorial

Please read BEFORE you login

How to login:

Social Security Number (without any dashes or spaces)

North Seattle College PIN   (same as your PIN for North online services)

  • If your PIN is your date of birth, enter it in the MMDDYY format, without dashes or spaces
  • If your birthday month begins with a zero, drop the leading zero,  in the following format MDDYY, no dashes or spaces
  • If your PIN is a four-digit PIN, add a zero (0) to the beginning of the PIN for the financial aid portal
  • All North PINs are initially set up as a student’s date of birth.  It is highly recommended that you change your PIN through the North online services “Change your PIN”
  • Security issues

IMPORTANT: Close the browser when you are finished! 
In order to protect the confidentiality of your records, you must completely exit the browser software when you are finished. Exiting will erase your records, so the next person using this computer cannot view them.

By logging on to this Student Services application, you are certifying that the information you both enter and access belongs to you, the student. Logging in with someone else's information constitutes improper use of this system and is a violation of state and federal privacy laws.

View Financial Aid Portal.