Paying for College


Financial Aid - FAFSA

Financial aid is available to those students that qualify. It is important that all students apply for aid to determine their eligibility. When planning ahead for financial aid it is important for students to know that if a student has a prior Bachelor's degree or higher they will be limited to loans and possibly work study eligibility, in most cases. If questions arise and you fall into this category, feel free to contact Kathy Barnes, Director for Advising and Career Services to discuss your individual financial situation for clarification by calling (360) 383.3080 or emailing her at

Students are encouraged to start the Financial Aid application process as soon as possible. Start by completing your free application at

T.A.G. - Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (scholarship)

Since 2001, TAG has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program at any of our Whatcom County higher education institutions.

Scholarship funds come through the generosity of the community via donations, fundraisers and Tech Stomp sponsorship.

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services office provides a supportive environment for veterans, current military, and their dependents.

The Veterans Services office is dedicated to assisting you with the services you need to receive VA benefits and accomplish your educational goals at Whatcom. Knowledgeable Veteran Representatives make getting started at Whatcom easy. Our office is an informational center to assist you with questions about activating your VA educational benefits and connecting with campus resources and veteran services in the community. The Veterans Office, in partnership with an incredibly supportive faculty and staff, strive to make Whatcom Community College a great campus for veterans.

For more information on Veterans Services and the location of the office, click here.

The Wash-Board (scholarships)

“We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.”

Whatcom Community College Foundation

The WCC Foundation, and numerous friends of the College have developed several scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, athletic skills, personal growth, or contributions to fellow students or the College.

Click here for WCCF scholarship information.