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It’s not too late to fill out your FAFSA or WASFA applications and get the money you deserve to make your dreams come true! The form is simpler, quicker, and easier than ever, and we can help you each step of the way.

Your Financial Aid Game Plan:


Make sure your parents or guardians are ready to contribute their part – they play a crucial role.

3. gather your documents:

2022 Tax returns, list of dream colleges or vocational programs, and other financial information will be needed.

2. set up your digital keys:

You and your contributors each need to create your own FSA IDs or WASFA account – it’s your all-access pass to financial aid.

4. seal the deal:

Remember, an unsigned application is incomplete. Make sure everyone who needs to signs off.

What is the FAFSA and WASFA and which is right for me?


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to federal grants, loans, and work-study funds.

  • U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens can apply.
  • Your FAFSA results determine how much financial aid you can receive from colleges, states, and the federal government.


For students who are not eligible for federal financial aid due to their immigration status, there’s the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).

  • Washington State residents can tap into state financial aid programs.
  • Complete the WASFA questionnaire to confirm if the WASFA is the correct application for you.

Make sure you’re on track! Check your preferred colleges’ deadlines & resources:


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While most Washington colleges and universities have priority deadlines for financial aid applications, many will still accept applications after these dates.


Whether you’re just starting your postsecondary education or returning to school later in life, financial aid options are available to help plan your future.

Financial Aid Video Series:

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Financial aid doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This financial aid video series is a hub for helpful resources and support designed to help you navigate financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

A contributor is anyone who is asked to provide information on an applicant’s FAFSA including:

  • The student
  • The student’s spouse (if applicable)
  • A biological or adoptive parent
  • The spouse of the remarried parent who is on the FAFSA (step-parent).

FAFSA “contributors” are not legally obligated to contribute financial support for the student’s continued education. Parents and legal guardians are asked to “contribute” their financial information to the FAFSA so that financial aid can be disbursed equitably.

You can still submit a FAFSA® form even if your contributor doesn’t have an Social Security Number (SSN). Follow these instructions by visiting the appropriate link to ensure your application is processed correctly.

For students who have not yet started a FAFSA

For students who have already started a FAFSA

Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA and colleges have reviewed your application, you’ll receive award letters detailing the financial aid packages each school is offering you. These letters can be confusing, but don’t worry – there are resources available to help you understand exactly what’s included and how much you’ll be expected to pay.

Check out these helpful links to help you determine your actual cost of attendance:

  • Get Schooled Award Letter Guide: This guide breaks down the components of your award letter and helps you understand how to calculate your out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Scholarship360’s Award Letter Comparison Tool: Use this tool to compare financial aid offers from different schools side-by-side, making it easier to evaluate which package best fits your needs and budget.

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