Financial aid for college - completing the FAFSA

Sunday, December 8, 2019

High school student with FAFSA forms.
Photo courtesy Partnership for Learning

Completing the FAFSA (the federal financial aid application) is a key step toward earning a credential after high school. 

Doing so helps students understand the types and amount of financial aid available to them. 

However, only 54% of Washington state seniors completed the FAFSA in 2017 — among the lowest completion rates in all 50 states, according to the Washington Student Achievement Council. 

In this article from Partnership for Learning published in The Seattle Times, read more about the importance of the FAFSA (and the WASFA — the Washington Application for State Financial Aid), how it opens the door to credentials after high school, and what schools are doing to support students to complete the form.

Read the article


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