Student/Family Information: College & Career Planning Resources

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Student/Family Information: College & Career Planning Resources

During the current public health crisis, the Washington Student Achievement Council is sending weekly messages with resources and information about college and career planning, financial aid, and more. Please consider sharing this with students and families in your community.

Don’t let Coronavirus derail your plans for after high school

1. Explore Your Options: The new College & Career Compass tool will help you identify educational pathways that can lead to promising careers and a brighter future. 

2. Seize the Opportunity: More families are now eligible for the Washington College Grant, which can be used for multiple pathways beyond just a four-year degree, including community or technical college, apprenticeships, and other training. 

3. Ask Questions: Text “Hi Otter” to 360.928.7281 to receive 24/7 real-time answers to your financial aid questions. 

4. Apply! Washington College Grant is one of many state and federal financial aid programs that can dramatically reduce the cost of an education. You’ll never know if you qualify unless you apply. 

5. Reassess Your Status: High schools and colleges are being flexible about everything from graduation requirements to SAT/ACT testing. Even your financial aid may be adjusted if your circumstances have changed. 

Note that colleges are continuing to update their online resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Connect with admissions and financial aid offices to understand how they are adapting to better serve enrolled and prospective students.

The resources listed above, and a wealth of other information and resources related to financial aid, college, and career education, are available on WSAC's Class of 2020 Action Plan web page.