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College Goal Washington Event Details:
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Skagit Valley College – Oak Hall (Whidbey Island Campus) and Lewis Hall (Mount Vernon Campus)

Make sure you bring the following documents/information with you to this event:

– Your Driver’s License or State ID
– Your 2016 income information. This includes bank statements, a W-2 or pay stub, and 2016 IRS tax return (if applicable).
– Your parents’ 2016 financial information if you are a dependent student for FAFSA purposes. Parents should bring their W-2’s or pay stubs, and a copy of their 2016 year’s tax return.
– Additional 2016 financial information such as: child support statements, TANF or welfare information, real estate, investments, and family business or farm information.

– Your Social Security Number or Permanent Resident Card Number
– One parent’s Social Security Number (if you are a dependent student for FAFSA purposes, and they have one)

For more details and a list of additional event dates and locations visit

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For more information, contact Rose Hill, 360.416.7795.

American Association of Community Colleges highlights SVC

Skagit Valley College is being featured on the American Association of Community Colleges website! When you view the AACC photo carousel, click the the right arrow and you will see two of our outstanding student leaders, with a link to learn more about SVC on the AACC spotlight page.

AACC website: 

Skagit Valley College spotlight:

Free tutoring available for SVC students

Message for students from 
David M. Paul, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Services


SVC has outstanding Tutor Centers on the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses.

They’re great places to study, and you can check in with a tutor if you need help! Our tutors are dedicated to helping you achieve academic success.

Studies show that students who use the Tutor Center are more likely to do well in their classes and graduate.

Tutoring is available–free of charge–to all students currently enrolled in classes at SVC.

Check out one of our Tutor Centers today! To learn more, go to:

On the Mount Vernon Campus, the Tutor Center is located in room L-203A in Lewis Hall. On the Whidbey Island Campus, the Tutor Center is located in Hayes Hall 107. We also have a variety of online tutoring services: go to to learn more.

Both campuses also have Writing Centers that offer writing assistance and writing workshops. The Mount Vernon Campus Writing Center is located in L-321 in Lewis Hall. The WIC Writing Center is in Hayes Hall 112.

SVC offers workshops to help students complete financial aid paperwork

Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce its participation again this year in the “College Goal Washington” event in October on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at SVC’s Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses.

College Goal Washington is a program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA or WASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid/Washington Application for State Financial Aid) which is the applications needed to apply for financial assistance for post-secondary education.

Students from SVC, as well as high school students and their families, are welcome to attend. The event is being held in October as FAFSA/WASFA applications are available now.

Attendees will receive assistance in filling out FAFSA/WASFA forms from trained volunteers. In addition, financial aid experts will be onsite to answer questions about how to pay for college, how to access financial aid, and to work individually with students on a case-by-case basis.

Students who are ineligible for the FAFSA due to citizenship status may be eligible to file the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and access the State Need Grant, helping them pay for college. Trained volunteers and interpreters will be available to work with students and families to fill out the WASFA.

For more information, contact Rose Hill, Outreach Specialist, (360) 416-7795 or

SVC Cardinals Sports Auction features former Seattle Mariners Catcher Dan Wilson

The 15th Annual Skagit Valley College Cardinals Sports Auction will take place Saturday, October 21st and will feature former Seattle Mariners Catcher Dan Wilson as keynote speaker.

The evening will take place in the Dave DuVall Pavilion. Doors will open at 5:30 with silent auction items available for bidding. Dinner and live auction will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $75 per person, or a table of eight for $500. Visit:

Each year, the SVC Cardinals Sports Auction is a highlight for Cardinal Fans and Friends of the College alike, in support of student athletics. The evening will include dinner, as well as many silent and live auction items. To learn more about Cardinals Athletics,

Dan Wilson, one of the best defensive catchers in the game of baseball, had a 14-year Major League career with the Cincinnati Reds (1992-1993) and the Seattle Mariners (1994-2005).

During his time in Seattle, Wilson played more games as catcher than any other player in Mariners history (1,281), and is still ranked among the top 10 in several statistical categories. In 1996, he represented the Mariners at the MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

Wilson ended his baseball career with the Mariners after the 2005 season. He retired with a .995 fielding percentage, at the time the highest for any catcher in American League history.

On July 28, 2012, Dan was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame along with pitcher Randy Johnson, his frequent battery mate. Wilson makes occasional appearances as a commentator on Mariners radio and TV broadcasts and serves as the Mariners Defensive Coordinator where he works with players at all levels of the organization.

Since Dan and his wife Annie arrived in Seattle they have been active supporters of programs that focus on children and youth. They served on the board of First Place School, a private nonprofit K-12 school for children facing homelessness or other trauma. They were co-chairs of the 2012-2013 United Way of King County Campaign which raised $112.8 million to help fund programs that assist individuals and families with basic needs such as food and shelter as well as invest in a variety of programs that strengthen our community. Dan and Annie make their home in Seattle. They have four children.