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Financial Aid Office
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
West Building, Room W209
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8106 (office)
(425) 739-8144 (fax)

Financial Aid Checklist








7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The office closes at 4:30 PM the day before college holiday closures

Title IV School Code for FAFSA: 005373

The Financial Aid Office helps students seeking financial assistance meet their educational expenses at LWTech. We will strive to treat students and colleagues respectfully, to be consistent and ethical in our procedures and policies and timely in providing services. The Financial Aid Office will work collaboratively with other areas of the college wherever possible to achieve the common goal of furthering student success and helping to achieve the educational mission of LWTech.

Attention DREAMers!

Effective July 1, 2014, a new state law has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low income, non-citizen students who meet the programs' eligibility requirements and also meet the residency criteria below:

    • Have graduated (or will graduate before beginning college) from a Washington state high school, or obtained a GED®
    • Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since earning the high school diploma or equivalent

How to Apply

Students who meet the criteria above and are unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status, may complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) instead.

Email Notifications

Financial Aid sends notices and communications by email to the address you provided on your FAFSA. If you change your email address, be sure to let the office know.

Students must re-apply each year for aid

If you received aid in 2014-2015, you must complete a new FAFSA for the 2015-2016 award year (Summer Quarter 2015 through Spring Quarter 2016) to receive aid during this time. If you are receiving student loans, a new Direct Loan Request Form must also be completed.

Financial Aid Refunds

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has partnered with Higher One, an financial institution that specializes in assisting colleges with financial aid disbursements. If you are expecting a financial aid refund, you will now have three options to receive your refund:

    • A checking account with Higher One; aid refunds may be accessed through a Debit Card

    • Higher One will deposit your refund directly into your checking account with another bank

    • Or you may receive your refund as a paper check mailed directly to you from Higher One

Debit cards are mailed to students who have a completed financial aid application. Make sure your address is up to date with Enrollment Services! Visit Connect Card for more information. Refunds for eligible students who have been awarded and have selected a checking account with HigherOne should be available (beginning 1:00 PM or after) the afternoon of the the first day of the quarter.

Student Portal

Check the status of your application and view a summary of aid awarded for the current award year on-line via the Student Portal. Your user name is your Social Security number, and your password is your LWTech PIN.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To continue to receive financial aid students must meet certain Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. 

Apply Early

Apply by or before the priority deadline date for the quarter you wish to attend. Due to the tremendous volume of applications each year, processing time has been as long as 12 weeks or more from the date an application is completed. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

Request For Re-evaluation

If your projected income for last year will be substantially reduced as compared to your income from the previous year, you may submit a Request for Reevaluation for the current academic year, along with supporting documentation noted on the form.

Financial Aid Application Priority Dates

To receive priority processing consideration for the quarters listed below in the 2015-2016 academic year (through spring quarter 2016), or the 2016-2017 award year (summer quarter 2016 through spring 2017), a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be received from the Department of Education for the award year the student is applying for along with all applicable items listed in the financial aid checklist by the priority processing date listed for the quarter. Funding is limited and there is no guarantee funds will be available after the deadline date. Applications received after the published deadline date will be processed on a first come first serve basis and may not be completed until after the quarter start.

Spring 2016

January 4, 2016

Summer 2016

 March 15, 2016

Fall 2016

 June 19, 2016

Winter 2017

October 2, 2016

Spring 2017

 January 4, 2017




Need help completing your FAFSA? A Financial Aid adviser can help you apply online. 

Workshop Dates

2:30 PM
Room: T319

April 14th - June 16th, 2016

What to Bring
  • Your 2014 tax return or income information for the 2015-16 award year (through spring quarter), or your 2015  tax return or income information for the 2016-17 award year (summer 2016 through spring 2017).
  • Dependent students will need their parent's tax return or income information for the years above as well.
Eligible non-citizens will need their eight or nine digit Alien Registration number.



Aid Disbursement

Forms Satisfactory Academic Progress Tax Credits for Educational Expense
Application Process How to Receive Aid


Title IV Code of Conduct
Checklist Information

Student Loans

Financial Aid Requirements Net Price Calculator  Student Portal