FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: FAFSA BASICS
Planning on attending college? Wondering how to get financial aid?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is where is all starts. A family's finances are input in to the FAFSA. Colleges and Universities compare their funds available and the cost of attendance (COA) with the scholarships and grants a student is eligible for, based on the family finances. This is reported via the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The FAFSA application opens on October 1 each year. Learn more.
Click here to start your FAFSA application.
Helpful Financial Aid Resources:
Finding Money For College PowerPoint
WA College & University Admission and FAFSA Priority Filing Deadlines
Federal Student Aid at a Glance
Frequently Asked Questions
Federal Student Aid Grant Programs
How is Federal student aid determined
College Prep Checklist
Steps to Financial Aid
Do You Need Money For College?
Who Is My Parent? for FAFSA App.
Creating a FSA ID.
FAFSA-Dependent or Independent?
Washington Financial Aid Association:
The goal of WFAA is to help students access federal, state, institutional and local financial resources in order to make attending college affordable, regardless of your financial resources. We want you to know that your decision to attend college need NOT be based on your ability to pay for it. Click here for a list of resources.