Financial Aid-2019

Information on Federal Student Aid Programs

Financial Aid Appeals --- Colleges May Adjust Financial Aid Based on Change in Circumstance

If someone in your family has lost a job or is working less, colleges may be able to provide more financial aid.

Colleges may adjust financial aid based on a student or parent’s job loss, reduced income, loss of benefits (like child support) or even extraordinary medical bills.  Each situation is different, and colleges’ requirements vary, so students should contact the financial aid office to talk about options:

  • If you’ve already filed a 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA, talk to the financial aid office about your situation.
  • If you haven’t applied for financial aid, it’s not too late.Submit your application, then follow up with the college to discuss changes.

Learn more about financial aid appeals and planning for the future during COVID on the Washington Student Achievement Council website www.wsac.wa.gov

SwiftStudent https://formswift.com/swift-student is a free digital tool for students to learn about the financial aid appeals process.


Learn about the federal student aid programs as well as other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college or career school.

2019-20 Federal Student Aid at a Glance 
Federal Student Loan Program
Federal Student Loan Program-Spanish

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students
Financial Aid and Undocumented Students-Spanish

IRS fact sheet on education tax benefits


Free Application for Federal Student Aid Information
Below is informational links and help on completing the FAFSA form

2020-21 EFC (Expected Family Contributions) Formula

2020-21 FAFSA on  the Web Worksheet
2020-21 FAFSA on  the Web Worksheet-Spanish

2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-Spanish

Do I Have to Provide My Parents' Information on the FAFSA Form
Do I Have to Provide My Parents' Information on the FAFSA Form-Spanish

Creating and Using the FSA ID
Creating and Using the FSA ID-Spanish

Am I Dependent or Independent fact sheet

Am I Dependent or Independent fact sheet-Spanish

Myths About Financial Aid
Myths About Financial Aid-Spanish

Loan Information
Below are links about federal student loans-what they are, how to get them and why to get them.   Understand your options for repaying a federal student loan.

Federal Student Loans: Basic for Students
Federal Student Loans: Basic for Students-Spanish

Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents
Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents-Spanish

Federal Student Loans:  Repaying your Loans
Federal Student Loans:  Repaying your Loans-Spanish

Why Get a Federal Student Loan
Why Get a Federal Student Loan-Spanish

Student Loan Repayment Checklist
Student Loan Repayment Checklist-Spanish