Important News for Winter Quarter

Centralia College will begin winter quarter on Jan. 3. Important information for students is included below.

Students Awarded Financial Aid for Winter

To check the status of your financial aid for fall, login to your ctcLink account.


Scholarships will begin to disburse and apply to your student account the week of Dec. 6. This includes CC Foundation scholarships, CC athletic scholarships, and outside scholarships that have been awarded through the financial aid system. If you are unsure if your scholarship is awarded, please check your ctcLink account under the Financial Aid tile. 

Financial aid that has been awarded to you will be applied to your student account beginning Tuesday, Dec. 28.* If you have been awarded financial aid (not including work study) that exceeds your tuition/fee charges, the balance will be refunded to you as a balance check. The first batch of balance checks will be sent out Thursday, Dec. 30.* This process will continue to run on a weekly basis after.  *If your financial aid was cancelled based on fall grades and you met the appeal deadline, you will not have funds available for the first run of disbursements and refund checks. 

WorkForce Tuition (Opportunity Grant, BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining) will be applied beginning Tuesday, Dec. 28. If you are expecting Workforce funding for winter and do not see on your financial aid award, please contact Workforce Funding at 360-623-8960. You may have additional paperwork to complete. 

All Student Please Do This:

  • Login to ctcLink to view your To-Do List AND verify your Check Address. Checks will be mailed to the Check Address on file in ctcLink.
    • To verify your Check Address: Login to ctcLink > go to Student Homepage > Click Profile > click Addresses. Make sure your Mailing Address and your Check Address are the same.

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



If you need to appeal for financial aid reinstatement based on your summer quarter grades, the deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 21, 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 you return that call asap. There is no extension to the appeal deadline. Download an appeal form (pdf). Please contact our office immediately via email at with any questions.


Book accounts for BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, and Opportunity Grant will be available Dec. 29-Jan. 19. Please note all purchases must be in-store only. Web orders for these programs will not be accepted.

Need to contact Financial Aid?

The best way to contact us is via email at financialaid@centralia.eduYou can also call 360-623-8975 or stop by the Financial Aid Office (second floor, TransAlta Commons buidling - see hours below). Please note: Face coverings and social distancing are required on campus at all times. 

If you need help with completing a FAFSA, we can connect virtually via WebEx/Zoom to walk you through the application.  Contact us via email at or call 360-623-8975 to schedule a virtual appointment.


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