How to Apply

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To be considered for financial aid at Big Bend Community College, all students must complete the FAFSA or WASFA and all other required documents as requested.


  1. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents:
  2. For non-citizens who graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED in Washington, have lived in Washington for three years prior to graduating and continuously since earning the high school diploma or GED.
  3. If you need help filing your FAFSA or WAFSA, workshops are hosted throughout at year. Check out the workshop calendar.
  4. 5-7 business days after you submit your FAFSA or WASFA, look for an email from BBCC Financial Aid and log into the Financial Aid Portal to view and download any additional documentation required to submit.
    • Username – Social Security Number
    • Password – Six-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYY)Financial Aid Portal
  5. Submit all requested financial aid documents to the Financial Aid Office via in-person, email to or fax to 509-762-6243.
    • Priority Funding Dates
      • Summer/Fall Quarter – April 15th
      • Winter Quarter – November 3rd
      • Spring Quarter – February 2nd
    • A completed file will consist of a completed FAFSA or WASFA, applied for admissions to BBCC, and submitted requested documentation.
  6. Monitor Financial Aid Portal/email for award letter or request for additional documentation.
  7. Check your mail for a bright green envelope from BankMobile Vibe which will contain information on how to select your refund preference.
    • The BankMobile Vibe envelope will contain your personal code which you will need to select you refund preference.
  8. Your financial aid awards are automatically set up to full-time enrollment (12 credits or more).
    • If you enroll in less than 12 credits, your awards will be adjusted accordingly to your enrollment status.
    • If you know that you will not be full-time (12 credits or less), notify the financial aid office so they can adjust your awards accordingly.

Big Bend will communicate any requests for additional information via email. Please keep your email current and check it often. You can also use the Financial Aid Portal on the Financial Aid Home page to check the status of your application.

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