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A family of four making up to $102,000 may be eligible for aid
As of October 1, 2021, students can apply for financial aid for the 2022-23 school year. With all the uncertainty caused by COVID, education beyond high school is more important than ever. Applying for financial aid gives you more options for the future.
In Washington, there are two ways to apply for financial aid:
- Most people should complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is used by U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens to apply for both state and federal financial aid.
- The WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) is an application for state financial aid only. The WASFA is for people who are undocumented or who do not qualify for federal aid because of their immigration status, and can be used in limited circumstances by others who cannot or choose not to file a FAFSA.
Applying for financial aid is a crucial first step toward college or job training. Many families assume they won’t qualify, but there’s more help available than ever before. This year, a family of four making up to $102,000 can qualify for financial aid in Washington. The only way to know for sure if you’re eligible is to apply.
Learn more, get support, and apply for financial aid at wsac.wa.gov/apply.
Washington College Grant
The Washington College Grant gives MORE money to MORE people for MORE types of education beyond high school. Learn more today at wsac.wa.gov/wcg
The WA College Grant can cover:
- Workforce and training programs
- Approved apprenticeship programs
- Public and private college and universities
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WHAT is the CSS Profile?
The CSS Profile is an online application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award Institutional (theirown)aid. (For federal aid you must completethe FAFSA, available Oct. 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.)
WHEN do I complete the CSS Profile?
Most students complete the application in their senior year of high school. Schools may have different deadlines - be sure to check with each school you are applying to.
WHO must complete the CSS Profile?
Check your colleges’ information to determine whether they require the CSS Profile. A list of participating colleges is also found on the CSS Profile Homepage. Some schools may also require divorced or separated parents to complete separate applications.
HOW do I complete the CSS Profile?
You submit the CSS Profile at cssprofile.org. Once you signin, you will find a list of useful documents, such as your federal tax returns and other financial information that you’ll need to have on hand to complete the application. Help is provided within the application and additional help is available in English and Spanish by chat, phone, or email by clicking “Contact Us” in the application. WHAT does the CSS Profile Cost? The CSS Profile is free for domestic undergraduate students whose family income is up to $100,000. The fee for the initial application is $25. Additional reports are $16. Payment may be made via credit or debit card.
For more info: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/