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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
January 4, 2016
March 15, 2016
June 19, 2016
October 2, 2016
January 4, 2017
*STUDENTS MUST RE-APPLY FOR AID EACH YEAR. CONTACT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE TO VERIFY WHEN NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
FAFSA ONLINE WORKSHOP
Need help completing your FAFSA? A Financial Aid adviser can help you apply online.
April 14th - June 16th, 2016
|What to Bring
|Forms||Satisfactory Academic Progress||Tax Credits for Educational Expense|
|Application Process||How to Receive Aid||Title IV Code of Conduct|
|Financial Aid Requirements||Net Price Calculator||Student Portal|