Forms & Guides

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.

Financial Aid Checklist

The Financial Aid Checklist provides new and returning students with key steps and deadlines of the financial aid application process at North Seattle College.

Consumer Information and Forms

Commonly requested financial aid documents and forms are available as fillable PDF files that can be downloaded via the links below so you can view or print them at your convenience. Forms and supporting document can be submitted via fax, email, mail, uploaded to the Financial Aid portal, and in person at the financial aid office.   

Forms and documents are available in alternate format upon request in writing to the Director of Financial Aid. Please email, call 206-934-3688, or stop by the office.

Conditions of Award
Students must read and understand the Conditions of Award each academic year. This guide is designed to help you understand the financial aid process from initial awarding to delivery of financial aid. Please keep this guide to assist you in answering questions that may arise regarding correspondence from the Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office. Printed copies are available from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Policy
Students receiving financial aid are required to make satisfactory academic progress in an eligible program of study and meet pace of progression requirements. The following information outlines North’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid recipients and applicants.

Financial Aid Application Guide
The Financial Aid Application Checklist provides new and returning students with information on the financial aid application process at North Seattle College. The checklist provides an overview of the application steps to apply for financial aid at North Seattle College, lists annual deadlines, and basic eligibility criteria.

Summer Quarter Financial Aid
Summer quarter financial aid funds are limited. Generally summer awards include Pell and Direct Loan funds only. Eligible College Bound Scholars may be eligible for limited State Aid. Students must complete the one-page request in addition to having completed their financial aid file by our summer deadline.  Applications are available at the beginning of Spring quarter each year.

Verification Forms
Only students selected for verification are required to submit a verification form. Review your student financial aid portal to determine which form you are required to submit. If you have questions regarding your verification group or the form, please contact the Financial Aid Office before you submit the form.

IRS Retrieval Instructions for U.S. Tax Filers

Certification of Non-Tax Filing Status
Students selected for verification should complete the Certification of Non-Tax Filer Status Form for themselves, spouse, and/or parent(s), only if the individual did not file a 2015 IRS Tax Return.

Special Conditions Form/Income Readjustment Form
If you have experienced an unexpected financial hardship or a significant reduction in family income since submitting your financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA), it might benefit you to submit a Special Conditions/Income Adjustment Form. The financial aid office will use your current year income to reevaluate your eligibility for financial aid. You may submit the request if you and/or your parents experienced one of the following situations: reduction of income due to layoff, termination, or decline in self-employment income; loss of child support or disability benefits; separation divorce, or death of a spouse or parent after submitting the FAFSA/WASFA.

Appeal Forms
Complete the “Appeal for More Quarters” if you have changed your program of study at North Seattle College or have received a notice of our office that you have exhausted your eligibility for your program of study.  The “Appeal for Reinstatement of Aid” should be completed if you have been notified by our office that your financial aid has been suspended/ineligible for not meeting the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Financial Aid Program Verification
Complete this form to verify or declare your program of study with North Seattle College. Students who are new to North Seattle College or are applying for financial aid for the first time should complete this form before their first quarter of enrollment.

Program Change Request Form
Complete this  form if you are requesting to change your program of study. The Financial Aid Office will notify you via email or mail indicating whether or not your funding request for a program change has been approved.

Consortium Agreement
Students pursuing a degree or certificate at North Seattle College may only receive financial aid from North. However, sometimes a student is unable to take certain courses at North and will need to take required courses for their program of study at a different school (the Host school).  In these cases, a consortium agreement allows students to get financial aid at North for classes taken at the Host School.  If approved, a student could receive financial aid for the total number of credits at both schools. Please note: even with an approved Consortium Agreement, the student is required to pay for classes themselves at the Host School. This form must be submitted no later than 7 days before the quarter begins.

Release of Information
This form is completed by the student to authorize another individual to access the student’s confidential financial aid records, which are protected by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The form requires the student’s original (not typed) signature and a copy of their unexpired government-issued photo ID. The student will indicate a Shared Release Passcode on the form, known by both the student and the authorized individual, that allows information to be released. The authorized individual must provide the Shared Release Passcode each time information is requested on the student’s behalf.

To request a Release of Information for financial aid, please email the Financial Aid Office at