financial aid newsImportant News for Winter Quarter

Centralia College begins winter quarter on Jan. 4. Important information for students is included below.

Apply for Winter Financial Aid

Winter financial aid deadline is Friday, Dec. 4. To be considered for winter financial aid, you must have a complete financial aid file by the deadline. If you do not meet the deadline, your financial aid will not be reviewed and processed by the start of winter quarter. Late applications will be delayed in processing due to a college system conversion that is happening Feb. 8. Our ability to process files for review is limited and any student applying after Dec. 4 will need to be prepared to pay tuition and books on their own or sign up for payment plan for winter tuition.

Tuition and Balance Checks

Financial Aid balance checks will be mailed to students starting Wednesday, Dec. 30. Please verify that your address is up to date with both Admissions and Financial Aid. 

Contact the Financial Aid Office immediately via email at if you drop any of your classes and your enrollment status changes (see below):

Financial Aid Enrollment Status

Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time <1/2 Time
12+ Credits 9-11 Credits 6-8 Credits 5 or Fewer Credits


Please note: Not all winter financial aid has been processed so we want to encourage you to check the financial aid portal to check the status of your award.  We also are working with the cashier’s office to hold classes for those students who have applied and appear to be eligible for financial aid.  

Financial Aid Reinstatement / Appeals for Grades

If you need to appeal for financial aid reinstatement based on your fall quarter grades, the deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m.  If you failed to meet satisfactory academic standards for financial aid, we will call and email you regarding cancellation status. It is important that if you have a message from our office, that you return that call asap. There is no extension to the appeal deadline.  The appeal form can be found Please contact our office immediately via email at with any questions.

Financial Aid Office Information

Due to current social distancing protocols, the financial aid office has changed how we serve students. 

  • Our offices are closed to students.
  • If you have questions, email Our goal is to respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday.
  • Since we are working remotely during this time, email is the best way to get a hold of us.

The Financial Aid Office understands these are uncertain and confusing times. We want to make sure students are able to get through spring quarter as smoothly as possible. We appreciate all of your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday
360-330-7105 fax