Have questions about financial aid? High school seniors can sign up for Otterbot—the Washington Student Achievement Council’s free texting service designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education. Access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. Visit: Otterbot Information
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) opens on October 1st! The sooner you apply, the more financial aid you might be eligible to receive. Remember, you will need your FSA ID to apply. Read more about the FAFSA.
Contact your College & Career Specialist for more information.
Online video links to guide you through the FAFSA:
Sign up for the free Federal Student Aid Channel on YouTube. You will find video links that will help you through the process. Titles include Preparing for College, Types of Aid, Who gets Aid, Applying for FAFSA.
Find the information below at Paying For College Resource.
- Federal Student Loan Programs
- Federal Student Loan Basics for Students
- Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents
- Why Get a Federal Student Loan
- Paying for College Basics
- Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- Understanding Financial Aid Offers
- Scholarships and Grants Can Help Pay for College
- Student Loans
Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 1-800-4-FED-AID or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY) for the deaf or hard of hearing.
Student Financial Assistance at the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC):
Visit the Washington State Student Loan Education Site to get help, find resources, and understand more about financial aid.
Need help with financial aid? The 12th Year Campaign is offering virtual assistance. Make an appointment today!
From their website, "Financial aid matters. Nationally, seniors who complete a financial aid application are 84 percent more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. The rate is even higher for students from lower‐income families. From an apprenticeship program to a two-or-four-year college degree, education beyond high school prepares students for jobs that move them beyond minimum wage. Even a one-year credential program at a community or technical college can increase future earnings."
12th Year Campaign : 2024-25 Financial Aid Info & Filing Events
The 12th Year Campaign can help you with two important steps you need to take to go to college; applying for college and applying for financial aid. The first step is to file a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application. Register in advance and join one of the virtual events to learn more and to get help.
This need-based program pays full tuition and required fees; and is renewable for up to four years.
The University of Washington is promising financially challenged students a future with the Husky Promise.
A free scholarship search making it easier for Washington Students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarships.
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