Funding Your Education

  • Paying for college may seem difficult, but it is attainable!  When planning on what type of post-secondary education you want to pursue, you should include looking into ways to pay for whatever school or program you're interested in. There are various options from grants to loans to scholarships to work study programs. 
    Colleges will put together your “financial package” based on your family’s ability to pay. The place everyone needs to start is the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid). You will only fill out one, depending on your citizenship status.  Each school or program you apply to will ask if you have filled one of those out before they offer you other financial aid. Before you can file the FAFSA, you will need to create what's called an FSA ID. Visit the Federal Student Aid Website to create this account/ID. It will take 3-5 days for the government to verify your account. Once it's verified, you can file your FAFSA. 
    Go to WASFA
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