Federal Aid

• Federal Direct PELL Grant

• Federal  Direct Loans   ​

Subsidized: for students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while a student is in school at least half-time, during the grace period, and during deferment periods.

• Unsubsidized: not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods, even during the time a student is in school and during grace and deferment periods.

• Federal Direct Parents Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS): unsubsidized loans for the parents of dependent students and for graduate/professional students. PLUS loans help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. Interest is charged during all periods.

State Aid


Scholarship Information

  • Careers That Work Scholarship: Northwest Career Colleges Federation offers three $1,000 scholarships to seniors at each high school in the States of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Scholarships are awarded by the participating high schools. Contact your Career Counselor or visit www.nwcareercolleges.org. Deadline is June 30th of each year. Not combinable with IAHA Scholarships.
  • International Air and Hospitality Academy: IAHA offers a 25% net tuition Scholarship upon VA’s Approval letter for VA Chapter 35-DEA student. To apply go to va.gov – apply for education benefits

  • IAHA offers these different scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors, from all high schools in the United States:
    • $500 scholarships per High School for the 5-month Airline/Travel Specialist program
    • $1,000 scholarships per High School for the Wind Turbine Technician program
    • $1,000 scholarships per High School for the Hotel, Restaurant and Event Management program
    • $2,000 scholarship per High School for the Culinary Arts program

Nominations for scholarships are done directly through the high school/GED counselors and teachers. If you would like to nominate a student for this scholarship, please review the program guidelines below and use our nomination form. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for assistance with these scholarships.

Students Earning a GED: To be eligible for a scholarship nomination, a GED must have been earned within the past 6 months and the scholarship must be used within 6 months of being nominated.

 Additional Resources: you may want to check out the Ultimate Scholarship book to find several types of scholarship opportunities. Also check with your state agency and your local Work-Source office to see if there are any educational assistance opportunities available.

Financial Aid Specialist

Financial Aid Specialist

Director of Financial Aid
VA Specialist
School Certification Official

Financial Aid Specialist


Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs

2901 E Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
Fax #: 866-520-0420

Students’ Account Coordinator, Business Office

(Payments / Refund / Disbursement related questions)
Barb Lipnos