Financial Aid Forms
Remember to print and sign your forms before submitting by post, email or faxing to 360-867-6576.
Some of the 2011-2012 forms are no longer available. If you believe you need a form that is not available, please contact our office.
Appeal for More Financial Aid
Additional Academic Expenses Request Form (PDF)
Tuition and fees and an allowance for books are included in the basic budget for costs of attendance (COA) at Evergreen. Use this application to add other expenses directly related to your academic program or individual learning contract to your COA.
Additional Family Expenses Request Form (PDF)
In the basic budget for costs of attendance (COA) at Evergreen, living costs are based on expenses of a single individual. Independent students with dependents may be eligible to include additional living costs for dependents and/or childcare expenses. Use this application to add necessary and/or appropriate family expenses to your current budget for attending Evergreen.
Medical Expenses Request Form (PDF)
If you incur medical expenses for conditions that prevent you from attending class or education-related activities during the academic year, you may request that your cost of attendance (COA) at Evergreen be increased accordingly. The expenses must be clearly medical or dental in nature, and the must clearly documented. Determination of medical necessity must be made by a qualified medical professional. Include a statement from your provider that supports your request.
Additional Transportation Expenses Request Form (PDF)
An allowance for transportation is included in the basic budget for costs of attendance (COA) at Evergreen. Use this application to add necessary and/or appropriate expenses to your current commute costs for attending classes or class-related activities.
Change of Information and Last Day Attendance Memo
Are you changing your level of enrollment from full to halftime? Are you graduating or withdrawing from Evergreen? To communicate these or other changes, please use this Change of Information Form. This is a multipurpose form. Ignore any part that does not pertain to your particular situation.
If a student fully withdraws from The Evergreen State College and is a financial aid recipient, then the school and/or the student may be required to return some of the federal funds awarded to the student. If you received aid from Evergreen and/or the State of Washington, then a portion of your refund may need to be returned to the funding source from which it was received. In order to determine what portion of your financial aid you were eligible for, we must have documentation of the last day you attended class or an academic related activity. Use this form to relay that information.
Proof of Independent Status (PDF)
Question: Am I considered independent or dependent?
Answer: The Proof of Independent Status will help you determine your dependency status.
Proof of Dependents Form (PDF)
If you are unmarried and under the age of 24 and you claim dependents on the FAFSA, use the Proof of Dependents Form to give us more information about those dependents. That way, we can make sure you receive funding as an independent student.
If you do not meet the federal definition of being independent as described in the FAFSA, you may request that the Financial Aid Office override your status on the basis of documented extenuating circumstances. Complete and submit the Request for Independence Form along with a letter explaining your circumstances. Please include letters of support and other documentation as outlined on the form itself. Your petition will be reviewed by the Professional Judgement Committee in your Financial Aid Office.
Filing the FAFSA
- File your FAFSA on the Web
- FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
- Information about filing a paper FAFSA
- Evergreen's information about FAFSA
Question: What is a FAFSA?
Answer: It is a need analysis form used by the Department of Education to collect each family's personal information in order to calculate the family's ability to contribute to the student's educational costs.The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for Federal and State Financial Aid. The FAFSA is a standardized application including detailed financial and household data which is required to determine eligibility for all financial aid programs. A new FAFSA is released each year and can be completed beginning January 1, prior to the Fall semester you will attend college.
If you do not have access to a computer, or if your circumstances otherwise prevent you from filing a FAFSA on the web, you may file by mail.
Give Others Access to Your FinAid (FERPA)
Use the Federal Privacy Release (FERPA) form to give named individual(s) permission to inquire about your financial aid file on your behalf. Examples of people you might grant permission to are your parents or spouse. These individuals may not make requests for changes to your financial aid eligibility and awards. Only you, the student, can make these requests.
note: Evergreen no longer participates in the FFELP Loan Program and originates loans through the Direct Loan Program.
Direct Loan Request Form (PDF)
If you would like to accept a reduced Student Loan amount, you may do so by submitting this form.
Direct PLUS Loan Request Form for Parents (PDF)
The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a Federal Educational Loan. The parent is the borrower of this loan. At the same time, it is part of the student's financial aid package and students are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. The amount that can be borrowed is based on the cost of attendance less any other financial aid awarded. While PLUS Loans for Evergreen students may not be requested electronically, Master Promissory Notes must be completed online.
Direct PLUS Loan Request Form for Graduate Students (PDF)
Graduate and professional degree students are now eligible to borrow under the Direct PLUS Loan Program up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance in the Direct Loan Program. While PLUS Loans for Evergreen students may not be requested electronically, Master Promissory Notes must be completed online.
Short-Term Loan Application (PDF)
Information about Short-Term Loans
Unsubsidized Loan Only Petition (PDF)
This form is only for students that have no parental FAFSA information and are therefore ineligible for any financial aid except Unsubsidized Loans.
Verify or Adjust FAFSA Information
Question: I was selected for FAFSA verification. What does this mean?
Verification is a process used to verify certain information on the FAFSA to ensure its accuracy. Some students are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Others are selected by the school. Only a certain percentage of students are selected for verification.
Question: Why is my FAFSA file being verified? There are several possibilities:
- Your file was among the approximately 30% of applications that were selected randomly by The Department of Education
- Your application has incomplete data
- The data on your application is contradictory
- Your application has estimated information on it
Please do not submit these forms unless requested to do so. If requested, please submit them to determine your eligibility.
- FAFSA Verification Worksheet—Independent (PDF)
- FAFSA Verification Worksheet—Dependent (PDF)
- Additional Financial Information Form (AFI) (PDF)
- Verification of Assets—Dependent (PDF)
- Verification of Assets—Independent (PDF)
The calculations used to determine a student's eligibility for student financial assistance generally take into account the number of people in the student's household. From time to time, when reviewing a student's file to determine eligibility for financial aid, we may need to verify that the information we have is correct.
The definition of a family member for the purposes of financial aid is rather specific, so please be sure to read this form over before completing it and returning it to us.
The calculations used to determine a student's eligibility for student financial assistance generally take into account the family's income from the previous tax year. If you report minimal income for that year on the application for financial aid, then before we can complete the review of the application for financial assistance, we need to know how you supported yourself. Use the Income and Resources Statement above to give us the information we need to assess your total income so we can determine how best to help you with financial aid funding to pursue your education.
- Dependent Student Income and Resources Statement (PDF)
- Independent Student Income and Resources Statement (PDF)
If the information you provided on the FAFSA does not reflect your current circumstances, and you would like us to consider revising your expected family contribution (efc) for the current year, please let us know by completing and submitting the Income Adjustment Form.
Attention dependent students! For dependent students, we can only consider parental income changes.
- Parent Income Adjustment Form (for dependent students) (PDF) please do not submit before July 1
- Student Income Adjustment Form (for independent students) (PDF) please do not submit before July 1
Use the Credit Verification Form to show academic progress or grade-level changes during the current academic year.
- Credit Verification Form (PDF)