12th Year Campaign

Senator Patty Murray (Washington) encourages students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
What do students need to know before they start college? Find the top tips for students in the Washington Student Achievement Council’s newsletter.
Even after being accepted to a college, there’s still a lot of work to do to get ready. See the Washington Student Achievement Council newsletter to learn what steps to take.
For students who have already applied, May 1st is typically when students notify a college/university that they have accepted their offer and will attend next fall. If your child received acceptance offers from a college, university, or training program, congratulations! See the Washington Student Achievement Council newsletter to learn what steps to take.
During this period of school closures and remote learning, Washington State GEAR UP is committed to promoting resources to support our educators, students, and families that can be done remotely. This Top 5 list is designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors to help them prepare for, apply to, and pay for postsecondary education. Note: You do not have to be a GEAR UP student to use our resources – they are available to all students!
Get started on exploring the military as a post-high school pathway.
High school seniors across Washington state can receive reminders about important college financial aid deadlines from a chatbot, called Otter.
Olympia—There’s a great new way to pay for college in our state—the Washington College Grant. It gives more money to more people for more kinds of education. Now, the Washington Student Achievement Council has unveiled a new data dashboard to help schools and communities track how many students are applying for financial aid. The FAFSA completion dashboard, available online, includes real-time data on state and district FAFSA completion metrics.
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It's never too early to plan ahead. The new Washington College Grant gives more money to more students for more kinds of education after high school.

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