Financial Aid

Notice

The 1400 building has reopened to the public. Please be aware that we have limited staff on campus to ensure safe practices. Aside from in-person, we will continue to offer services via phone, email, and zoom.

Our offices will be closed on Fridays each week for processing of financial aid applications as well as preparing for our transition into the ctcLink system. We will do our best to assist you in a timely manner. Please check your email as this is the main way our office will communicate with you.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid can lower the cost of a Big Bend Community College education. BBCC will calculate your eligibility for aid on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students as determined by federal, state, and institutional regulations, policies and procedures. Your eligibility will be determined using the information you, and in some cases your parents, submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. For DREAMer students, financial aid eligibility will be determined using information submitted on the Washington Application for State Financial Aid, or WASFA.

  • BBCC awards financial aid chronologically based on the assigned “Ready to Review” date. The “Ready to Review” date is assigned once all required documents have been received.
  • Financial aid is currently reviewing files completed on 07/01/2021 and prior for Summer and Fall 2021. Apply now for Summer 2021-Spring 2022
  • Please email any forms, documents and/or questions to faidinfo@bigbend.edu.

Financial Aid Portal

Where is your Financial Aid? You can check on the status of financial aid application by clicking the button below.

Access Portal

Login info: Your User Name is your Social Security number or WASFA ID. Your Password is your six-digit birthdate in mmddyy format.

Priority Due Dates

The FAFSA or WASFA and all requested documents must be received by the Financial Aid Office by the Priority Funding Date to ensure determination of eligibility prior to the tuition due date.

Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
April 15th July 15th November 15th February 15th

Hours

Mon-Wed07:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri-SunClosed
How to apply and receive financial aid
1. Apply

For U.S. citizens, permanent residents and other eligible non-citizens:

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 lived in Washington since earning the high school diploma or GED.

Note: Please make sure to include Big Bend Community College as a school you send your FAFSA or WASFA too. BBCC federal school code of the FAFSA is 003770. 

2. Login for Financial Aid Portal

5-7 business days after you submit your FAFSA or WASFA, BBCC Financial Aid will notify you via email if any additional information is missing. You can now 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)

3. Submit Documents

Submit all requested financial aid documents to the Financial Aid Office via in-person, email to faidinfo@bigbend.edu or fax to 1-888-820-2896.

  • Priority Funding Dates
    • Summer – April 15th
    • Fall Quarter – July 15th
    • Winter Quarter – November 15th
    • Spring Quarter – February 15th

Once your file is complete, Financial Aid Staff will review your file for eligibility of any federal or state financial aid. A completed file will consist of a completed FAFSA or WASFA, application for admissions to BBCC (BBCC’s application for admission will be unavailable October 9th-November 7th while the college converts to a new software system called ctcLink.), and submission of any requested documentation.

4. After files are reviewed

  • After your file is reviewed, if you are eligible for any federal or state grant aid or work study, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter via email. You can also see these awards on the Financial Aid Portal.
  • If you have not received an award letter, continue to monitor the Financial Aid Portal and your email for the award letter or requests for additional documentation.
  • Check your mail for information on how to select your refund preference with BankMobile. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link : https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/
  • 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 once your schedule is set so they can adjust your awards accordingly.

Note: 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.

  • Big Bend’s Title IV school code: 003770.
  • BankMobile
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Aid Staff
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Pruneda, Veronica

Financial Aid
veronicap@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2452
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Sanchez, Marbely

Financial Aid Advisor
marbelys@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2453
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Fry, Cassandra

Financial Aid Director
cassandraf@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2031
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Castro, Edwin

Financial Aid
edwinc@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2454
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