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    Seattle Promise FAFSA/WASFA Workshops
    Posted on 03/18/2021

    College Preparation Events 2020-21

    The Seattle Public Schools strategic plan outlines the goal of all students prepared for college, career, and life. There are many steps students should take to be prepared for college. The Department of College and Career is here to support students as they navigate this process. Read more about College and Career Readiness at Seattle Public Schools.

    October 1 FAFSA and WASFA open. Completing the FAFSA or WASFA is the first step in accessing college financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans. High school seniors should apply early to get all of the financial aid that they are eligible for.

    Federal — The FAFSA is the application that citizens and eligible non-citizens (i.e. permanent resident card/green card, conditional permanent resident, refugee) complete to access financial aid. Apply online for free FAFSA

    Washington — The WASFA is the application undocumented non-citizens complete to access financial aid. Apply online for free WASFA

    Seattle Promise Scholarship The Seattle Promise provides financial support and ongoing college and career guidance for students to attend one of three Seattle Colleges. All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply for the Seattle Promise Scholarship.

    Seattle Promise FAFSA/WASFA Workshops

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is the first step in accessing college financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans and is how most colleges and universities determine financial aid for college students. The FAFSA is the application that citizens and eligible non-citizens (i.e. permanent resident card/green card, conditional permanent resident, refugee) complete to access financial aid. The WASFA is the application undocumented non-citizens complete to access financial aid.

    In fact, the sooner applications are turned in, the more funds schools have available for merit and need-based scholarships, grants, and work study opportunities.

    Our Seattle Promise partners are offering several workshops to support all Seattle Public Schools students and families with completing the FAFSA and WASFA applications.

    Even if students are unsure about attending college in the fall, they should still complete their applications to ensure they have the finances available to attend. Students who are eligible for the Seattle Promise scholarship are required to complete their FAFSA or WASFA by April 15, 2021.

    All Seattle Public Schools students and their families are invited to attend, even if they have not applied for Seattle Promise.

    The workshops are free and offered in the languages below:

    • Thursday, March 18, 4-6 p.m., English and Spanish
    • Tuesday, March 23, 4-6 p.m., English and Somali
    • Wednesday, March 24, 4-6 p.m., English and Tigrinya
    • Thursday, March 25, 4-6 p.m., English and Vietnamese
    • Tuesday, March 30, 4-6 p.m., English and Cantonese
    • Thursday, April 1, 4-6 p.m., English and Amharic

    Join all workshops with this Zoom link.

    Workshops can also be accessed by phone by calling 253- 215-8782 and entering Meeting ID: 425 999 2863.

    For more information on federal student financial aid, visit studentaid.gov or talk to your school counselor.

     

    Watch the October 5th Seattle Public Schools Virtual Financial Aid Presentation: Monday, October 5