Financial Aid


  • Financial Aid Office
  • (425) 739-8106
  • Kirkland Campus
    West Building, W209
  • Hours
    Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tues. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Fri. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Financial Aid office helps students seeking financial assistance meet their educational expenses at LWTech. Students need not be low income to qualify for some types of financial assistance. Students may apply for most types of financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Important Changes for the 2017-2018 FAFSA Application & Award Year!

In previous years, the federal government allowed students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning January 1st of the award year for which the student was applying.

For the next award year (2017-2018, or summer quarter 2017 through spring quarter 2018), students may complete or renew their FAFSA beginning this October 1st, 2016. This FAFSA will also use tax information from 2015 (the same year the current 2016-2017 FAFSA requires).

For more information, view the federal government’s fact sheet about the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

Apply Early

Since the FAFSA must be submitted annually, it is advised that students apply as soon as possible after January 1st of the year they will be attending LWTech (for example January 1st, 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year). 

Apply by or before the priority deadline date for the quarter you wish to attend.  Due to the tremendous volume of applications each year, processing time has been as long as 12 weeks or more from the date an application is completed. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Students Must Re-Apply Each Year for Aid

If you received aid in 2015-2016, you must complete a new FAFSA for the 2016-2017 award year (Summer Quarter 2016 through Spring Quarter 2017) to receive aid during this time. If you are receiving student loans, a new Direct Loan Request Form must also be completed.

Email Notifications

Financial Aid sends notices and communications by email to the address you provided on your FAFSA. If you change your email address, be sure to let the Financial Aid office know.