FAFSA Info and Financial Planning for College

FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.  

Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay!

FAFSA Applications for the 21-22 School year is now OPEN!

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Financial Aid Presentation 2019-2020

Financial Aid Timeline and FAFSA Checklist

FAFSA Overview Video

7 Things you Need to know Before Filing out your FAFSA Form

Creating Your FAFSA ID

FAFSA ID Worksheet

Otterbot Text to help with FAFSA

OTHER FINANCIAL OPTIONS
Washington offers financial aid to individuals who aren’t eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status through an application called the WASFA. If you have questions about your immigration status and want to learn if you should file a FAFSA or WASFA, go here: Ready Set Grad WASFA

The WSAC website that Includes everything about how to apply for FAFSA/WASFA: How to Apply for Financial Aid: https://wsac.wa.gov/apply

A video about the Washington College Grant: Washington College Grant 2020

If you signed up for the College Bound scholarship, one of the requirements is filing a FAFSA or WASFA during your senior year. Here is everything you need to know about the College Bound Scholarship: Ready Set Grad College Bound 

Financial Planning for College
Below is a PDF of from the Financial Planning presentation on October 3, 2017. 
"College Knowledge" Presentation