To graduate from high school in Washington State, students are required to develop a High School and Beyond Plan. One
component of Yelm's High School and Beyond Plan is to complete the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Whether you are interested in apprenticeships, technical colleges, two-year colleges, or four-year colleges, FAFSA completion is required to receive financial aid. FAFSA also provides important information that families need to plan for the funding of your goals for after high school. FAFSA = free money for school!
If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, this Tornado Time period will provide you with an opportunity to start the process by creating a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. Please see the student handout for directions with this process. After you create a FSA ID, your parent or guardian will also need to create their own. Then you will work together to complete the FAFSA online.
If you need additional help or have questions about filling out the FAFSA, please make an appointment with your assigned school counselor.
1. Use Chromebook to log in to FAFSA.gov
to begin and /or work on FAFSA application process.
3. Click on "Start Here" under, "New to the FAFSA Process?"
4. Create a FSA ID. This will be how you log into the application and sign it once it's complete. (A parent/guardian will also
need to create one before filling out the FAFSA application.)