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    Financial Aid for ALL

    1. EVERYONE is eligible to file either the FAFSA or WASFA. 
    2. All information is protected under FERPA privacy act.
    3. Washington State College Grant, College Bound Scholarship, Seattle Promise and others require that you complete the FAFSA or WASFA.
    4. Financial aid can be used at apprenticeships, technical colleges, 2 and 4 year colleges and other programs.
    5. Filing the FAFSA or WASFA is often required for merit aid as well as need based aid.

    Not sure which one?


    In Washington, students complete one of two applications to be considered for student financial aid: the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid). The applications open October 1 each year and students should try to complete their financial aid application as soon as possible after that date. In addition to state and federal aid, many school-based and school-funded scholarships require students to submit a FAFSA or WASFA form for consideration.

    The FAFSA

    U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizen students will be considered for grants, loans and work-study funds upon completion of this form. Federal aid can be used at technical, two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the country. Learn more about eligibility requirements and complete the FAFSA at and

    How to fill out the FAFSA step by step

    Create a FSA ID 

    The WASFA

    Students who are not eligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status may be eligible for several Washington State financial aid programs, including the State Need Grantthe College Bound ScholarshipState Work Study, or Passport Scholarship. These programs fund in-state public and private technical, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about eligibility and complete the WASFA at

    WAFSA step by step


    Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA/WASFA if you are planning on being enrolled in college in fall term 2021 through spring term 2022. 

    Keep your FAFSA or WAFSA up to date with your colleges/career programs!!!