Enrollment Status and Class Standing

Enrollment Status

 Full Time3/4 TimeHalf Time
Undergraduateat least 12 credits9-11 credits6-8 credits
MPAat least 8 credits6-7 credits4-5 credits
MESat least 8 credits6-7 credits4-5 credits
MIT16 creditsnone

Howard Zinn Event on February 6 Cancelled

Celebration of Life

Howard Zinn, the author of "A People's History of the United States" and several other books has died. The Boston Herald reports he suffered a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. Zinn was 87.

AmeriCorps Education Award Policy

Have you successfully completed a term of service in an approved national service position with AmeriCorps/VISTA and are you eligible to receive an education award? If so, you will receive the money when the trust sends it to the school. Your Financial Aid Office will certify AmeriCorps payment vouchers for students who are currently enrolled at The Evergreen State College. This policy is consistent with eligibility requirements set forth by the Corporation for National & Community Service.

Financial Aid Policies

The Evergreen State College Financial Aid Office has policies and procedures concerning Terms and Conditions, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for both graduate and undergraduate students, the 10th Day Lock Procedure, and Return of Funds.

Types of Financial Aid Offered

Funding for some programs (e.g. the Federal Perkins Loan, the SEOG, ENG, STW, and Work-Study) is very limited. Students demonstrating need may or may not receive this funding. Please file the FAFSA before the priority deadline and promptly return any materials that you receive from your financial aid office in order to help us provide you with the best possible aid. Funds are also awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Borrowing Direct Loans

How to Apply for Federal Direct Loans

After you submit the FAFSA and have been offered a loan, you may accept or decline the full amount of your loan eligibility through your my.evergreen.edu account. If you are offered a Federal Direct Subsidized (undergraduate students only) and/or Unsubsidized Loan, and want to accept less than the full amount offered, please let us know by completing and submitting the Direct Loan Request Form to our office.

Information about the Education Tax Credits

Education tax credits can help offset the costs of education.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides tax benefits for education. Some tax benefits can be used to get some of the money back you spend on tuition or loan interest or to maximize your college savings. To find out if you qualify for an educational tax credit and to find out which one is best for you, please visit the Federal Student Aid site for more information.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans

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The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a Federal Educational Loan. The parent is the borrower of this loan. 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.

Alternative/Private Student Loans

Alternative Loans

Alternative, or private, loans are offered by several banks and lending agencies. These loans are not part of the federal government’s guaranteed student loan programs and are not subsidized by the federal government. Alternative loans are available to credit-worthy borrowers or borrowers with a credit-worthy cosigner. Applying with a cosigner may improve your chances of approval or result in a lower interest rate.


Students and families sometimes need help to cover the costs of attending college. We have several kinds of loans that might be helpful if you are experiencing a gap between your available funds and your needs.