Financial Aid
Financial Aid Office Forms
Financial Aid Office
Apply Early
Apply On-Line
Financial Aid Online Portal
Financial Aid Options and Resources
Opportunity Grant
Higher One Scholarship Disbursements
Net Price to Attend Calculator

The following forms are available in PDF format and can be read with Adobe Acrobat. Click here to download Acrobat Reader for free.
Summer 2013 forms
Summer 2013 Data Sheet
Summer 2013 Dependent Verification Worksheet
Summer 2013 Independent Verification Worksheet
Summer 2013 Financial Aid Application Guide

2013-2014 forms
2013-2014 Child Support Verification Worksheet - v3
2013-2014 Custom Support Verification Worksheet - v4
2013-2014 Snap Verification Worksheet - v2
2013-2014 Standard Verification Worksheet - v1
SVI 2013-14 Application Guide
SVI 2013-14 Financial Aid Data Sheet

Reinstatement & Academic Progress forms
Financial Aid Reinstatement Form
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Financial Aid Office
Students are urged to apply as early as possible. Financial Aid staff can assist students with completion of application forms during business hours. Financial aid packages consist of work study and grants. Work study is paid temporary employment outside of class hours. Grants available for qualified students include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant and the Washington State Need Grant.
In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is found on this page in the Forms section and is also available from the financial aid office.
Students receiving funding support from agencies such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or community based organizations must have their signed voucher to the Financial Aid Office at least one week prior to the start of the quarter. For information, call the Financial Aid Office 206-934-4977.

Apply Early
Completing your financial aid application by the following deadlines guarantees that you will be notified of your eligibility to receive Financial Aid prior to the start of classes.
Quarter Application Deadline
Summer 2013    May 9, 2013
Fall 2013August 2, 2013
Winter 2014November 22, 2013
Spring 2014February 21, 2014
Summer 2014May 16, 2014

Apply On-Line
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens the door to the federal financial aid process. Students may apply on-line at SVI's School Code is 030521. If you would like assistance with the process please contact the financial aid office.

FAM (Financial Aid Management) Student Portal
SVI's on-line Financial Aid Management Portal at allows you to view the following:

My Awards
View your financial aid awards.

Additional Information
See personalized messages from the Financial Aid Office.

Information We Need From You
See what documentation you are required to submit. Dates in the 'date received' field indicate when the item was submitted. Note: 'empty' indicates no data to report at this time.


Username = Social Security Number
Password = SVI PIN (same as your PIN for SVI Online Services)
If your SVI PIN is a four digit PIN, add a zero (0) to the beginning of your PIN for the Portal.
Select Award Year after logging into the Portal.

IMPORTANT: Close the browser when you are finished! In order to protect the confidentiality of your records, you must exit the browser software when you are finished. Exiting will erase your records, so the next person using this computer cannot view them.
By logging on to this Student Services application, you are certifying that the information you both enter and access belongs to you, the student. Logging in with someone else's information constitutes improper use of this system and is a violation of state and federal privacy laws.

State and Federal Aid
Students who will need state and federal financial aid to fund their vocational program must demonstrate ability to benefit. Students demonstrate ability to benefit by the following: 1) High School Diploma, documented with an official transcript, or 2) GED Certificate, documented with an official GED transcript.
Self-Pay Students
Students who self-pay the full cost of their training program must meet the Institutional Admissions Policy requirements and the Instructional Program Admission Policy Requirements.
Agency Funded Students
Students who are funded by an agency must meet the Institutional Admissions Policy requirements and the Instructional Program Admission Policy requirements. In addition, the student must meet the special requirements of the organization providing the funding to the student.

Repayment of Financial Aid
Students who do not successfully complete certain minimums will be required to repay funds received and may be placed into collection. Pursuant to state law (RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500) any debts to the college will be increased by costs and expenses incurred in the collection of such debts.

Financial Aid Options and Resources
There are many options available to assist you with financial aid.
Agency Funding
Agency funding is available through community based organizations such as DVR, PACAS, L&I, TRAC etc.
Federal and State Financial Aid
Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), State Need Grants, and Work Study.
L&I: Labor and Industries
Similar to Worker Retraining/due to injury/see Financial Aid staff for information.
Opportunity Grant
Washington residents that are enrolled in an Opportunity Grant-eligible program of study and meet the low income requirements may be eligible to receive funds to cover tuition and mandatory fees, books and supplies for one academic year. Individual student support services are an important part of the program and may include a single point of contact, emergency child care, and emergency transportation. For information call 934-6937 or download the application documents at
Some scholarships are available through tuition waivers, organizations, etc. See Financial Aid staff.
Must receive unemployment benefits or have exhausted unemployment benefits within the last two years.
Must work in paid employment at least 20 hours per week or more and have a monthly income within 175% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Higher One Financial Aid/Scholarship Disbursements
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The Seattle Colleges Card
The next step in financial aid

ln summer quarter, 2012, the Seattle Community Colleges will begin a new program that helps students receive their financial aid and scholarship funds faster and more conveniently by:
  • having funds deposited to a new Higher One checking account with a Seattle Colleges debit card
  • having funds deposited to your current checking account
  • or, if you don't mind waiting 5-7 business days, having a paper check sent to you from Higher One.

More details are available here.

To receive yor card, it is important to make sure that SVI has your correct address. Please update your mailing address at the following website

Net Price to Attend Calculator
By giving you an estimate of the type and amount of aid that students in similar financial situations as yours have received to attend SVI, this calculator will give you an approximate cost to attend SVI. This is an estimate only and NOT a promise of an award to you. The estimated award you will see is based on the aid we awarded to students in a previous academic year.
Many factors go in to deciding what award a student receives and these can change from year to year based on available funding from state, federal and institutional resources; the federal expected family contribution formulas; and the cost to attend SVI. In addition, Seattle Vocational Institute does not participate in the federal loan program. Please click on the link below to begin.
PLEASE NOTE: to receive financial aid you must meet all eligibility criteria as defined by federal, state and institutional rules.
The calculator does not include scholarship programs at SVI. These programs consider a variety of factors including financial need. Any scholarship you are awarded from SVI or other sources of aid you receive from outside agencies will be used to calculate your eligibility for aid and may result in a revision of your financial aid award.


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