Info for Students & Families: Apply Now for 2021-22 Financial Aid

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2021-22 Financial Aid Applications Now Open

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The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) sends regular messages to our partners and stakeholders with resources and information about college planning, financial aid, and more. Please consider sharing this with students and families in your community.

Student & Family Messaging

Apply Now for 2021-22 Financial Aid

As of October 1, 2020, students can apply for financial aid for the 2021-22 school year. With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, education after high school is more important than ever. Filing a financial aid application gives you more options for the future.

In Washington, there are two ways to apply for financial aid:

  • U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens apply with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • People who can't file the FAFSA—due to immigration status, defaulted federal loans, or other issues with federal aid—can apply for state aid with the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid).

Completing a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application is a crucial first step toward college and career training. Many families assume they won’t qualify for aid, but there’s more help available than ever before—the only way to know for sure if you’ll qualify is to apply. 

Learn more, get support, and apply for financial aid at

Related Resources

Schools and education advocates can access
financial aid resources and promotional materials
in WSAC's Financial Aid Toolkit

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