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Make sure you have everything you need! This handy CHECK LIST will guide you through the process!
How to Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA Application
Step-by-Step Instructions HERE
Read all about the Financial Aid Myths and Facts HERE (English/Spanish)!
What is the FAFSA?
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
Financial Aid Resources
Introduction to Financial Aid
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For a complete and interactive online FAFSA resource page
Otterbot is a free texting service created to support high school seniors who have signed up for the College Bound Scholarship. Otter sends financial aid info and reminders to College Bound seniors. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281.
FSA ID - What is it?
The FSA ID is a username and password combination you use to log in to U.S. Department of Education (ED) online systems. The FSA ID is your legal signature and shouldn’t be created or used by anyone other than you—not even your parent, your child, a school official, or a loan company representative. You’ll use your FSA ID every year you fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and for the lifetime of your federal student loans.
Download a full informational publication regarding the FSA ID HERE (English/Spanish).
WA Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA)
The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is for people who don’t file a federal FAFSA application. People who complete a WASFA are applying for state aid.
For a full presentation of the WAFSA Application process, CLICK HERE.