After applying for admissions to your post-high school options, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
- Find a free, in-person, or virtual 12th Year Campaign Event near you for help with your financial aid and admissions applications.
- View the 12th Year Campaign Padlet: Financial Aid Resources for Students for a list of resources that will navigate you through the financial aid and admissions processes.
- New! WCG Informational Videos In Seven Languages! Check out the Financial Aid Toolkit.
- Ready to apply? Apply now for 2022-23. Estimate your award with the financial aid calculator.
- Understand your financial aid options, including state financial aid programs, private scholarships, and student loans at the Washington Student Loan Education site.
- Need more help? Contact Otter! Otter the Otterbot is a free texting service designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education. Access Otterbot via text message 24/7 by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. If it cannot answer, your question, it will send the message to a financial aid expert at the Washington Student Achievement Council.
Tri-folds and Guides
- Check out the 12th Year Campaign Student Workbook and the handouts below for high school juniors and seniors. They will guide you through the college admissions and financial aid application process.
- Financial Aid 101 Handbook: Use this guide to learn how you can begin finding and applying for money to finance your education!
- Tri-Fold: Financial Aid 101: How to Pay for Education After High School (Available in Arabic, Chuukese, English, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.)
- Tri-Fold: Financial Aid 201: How to Pay for Education After High School (Available in Arabic, Chuukese, English, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.)
- Admissions and Financial Aid Information for LGBTQ+ Students
- Award Letter Key Components | Award Letter Worksheet - Living off-campus | Award Letter Worksheet - Living on-campus
- College and Career Pathways: You Have Options
- FAFSA/WASFA Opt Out Form
- Financial Aid & Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
- Financial Aid Information for Youth in Foster Care
- How to Become an Apprentice
- Military Pathways
- Technical and Specialty Colleges
- Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter: Information on Student Loans (and the Washington Student Loan Education site)
- What Do We Mean When We Say College?
- Which Financial Aid Is the Best to Accept?