Career and College Resources
Financial Aid Appeals
Your household income has changed significantly, or you've experienced a loss of benefits, such as child support.
Someone in your household has to pay unusual medical or dental bills not covered by insurance.
What kind of proof or documentation do I need to provide?
Requirements vary. You may be asked to complete a form, submit a formal letter, or otherwise verify how your financial aid eligibility has changed. Contact the financial aid office at your college for instructions.
If you have not yet filed a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application, there’s still time, and you will need to do so. Yes, the application is based on a previous year’s taxes. Submit your application—even if it doesn’t represent your current circumstances—then follow up with the financial aid office about changes.
The financial aid office at the college you plan to attend is the best resource to answer questions based on your specific circumstances.
Youth in Foster Care
If you have been in foster care any time after age 13, there are money and resources available to help you go to college at most Washington State schools, including vocational training, two-, and four-year options. Check out the Washington Student Achievement Council or INDEPENDENCE for additional information and links.
The Supplemental Education Transition Planning program (SETuP) provides information to youth, foster families, and school staff about post-high school education and training opportunities for youth in foster care.