Changes are coming for the 2024 FAFSA (used during the 24-25 college school year). You can read more about it here, but it will not open until December 2023. We will update this page as we learn more. IMPORTANT! FSA User ID required for all “contributors”. The parent(s) are now called contributors as are students. Parents who are undocumented, will now also need a FSA User ID. Non-married, biological parents, will each need their own FSA User ID. You can create a FSA while you wait so you are ready when the FAFSA does open. You can do that here.
FAFSA & WASFA InformationWhy complete the FAFSA (or WASFA if undocumented or immigrant)?
Students can complete the FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa or the WASFA at https://wsac.wa.gov/wasfa.College Deadline
- Required to be considered for financial aid for college, vocational or technical school/training
- Required to receive the Washington State College Grant
- Required to receive the College Bound Scholarship
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. Each college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA, known as the priority filing deadline. Completing your FAFSA by that date will help ensure you receive all the aid you're eligible for, including gift aid or loan options from the institution. Contact your school's financial aid office if you aren't sure when this is. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.
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How to Create an FSA ID
Washington College Grant
After you have completed the FASFA or WASFA you can use the Washington State Financial Aid Calculator. This tool estimates what your Washington College Grant & Pell Grant financial aid might look like.