Info for Students & Families: Don't Let COVID Derail Your Plans

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Don't Let COVID Derail Your Plans

Information to Share With Students & Families

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

Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Plans for After High School  

When planning for life after high school—especially in the face of COVID-19—it’s important to consider all your options, stay on track with preparing and applying, and have a back-up plan.   

Visit the Plan Your Future web page for more on the resources below and a wealth of information about financial aid, college, and career education:  

  • Explore Your Options: The College & Career Compass tool will help you identify educational pathways that can lead to promising careers and a brighter future.   
  • Seize the Opportunity: More families are now eligible for the Washington College Grant, which can be used for multiple pathways, including four-year degrees, community or technical college, apprenticeships, and other training.   
  • Apply for Financial Aid: Washington College Grant is one of many financial aid programs available that can dramatically reduce the cost of an education. The only way to know for sure if you’ll qualify is to apply for financial aid. 
  • Reassess Your Status: High schools and colleges continue to be as flexible as possible about everything from graduation and course requirements to test scores and college admissions. Connect with admissions and financial aid offices to understand how they are adapting to better serve prospective students. Even your financial aid may be adjusted if your circumstances have changed.  

Don't let uncertainty about the coming months derail your hopes and dreams for the future. Stay on track and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.