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Join us to receive help with completing your financial aid application! A variety of dates are available to meet the needs of our families. Renton School District is inviting 12th graders and their parents and/or legal guardians to join us during our Financial Aid events! 

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 You may also access or share the events by scanning this QR code for Zoom meeting log-in information & to   find out what documents you will need to apply for Financial Aid.

 

 

¿Hablas español?

PSCCN offers financial aid resources for our Spanish speaking families. 

PSCCN ofrece recursos de ayuda financiera para nuestras familias de habla hispana.

Otterbot

Have questions about financial aid? High school seniors can sign up for Otterbot—the Washington Student Achievement Council’s free texting service designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education.  Access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281. Visit: Otterbot Information

Money Maze: September 29, 2021

Money Maze- September 29, 2021
9th, 10th, 11th , 12th graders and their families encouraged to attend. 

Presentation  6- 8pm
(Families can come as early as 5:45pm)

Registration Required

Money Maze is a presentation designed to address the  major issues students and parents face as they pursue all the types of merit and need based financial aid programs.

Learn About:

  • Cost & Value of College
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • FAFSA/WASFA
  • Private Scholarships

For attending the workshop each family will receive a copy of, "The Money Maze - Finding Money for College", a workbook that matches the PowerPoint presentation, as well as other valuable college planning resources.

There is no cost to attend the "Money Maze" presentation.
Interpreters will be available. 

Scan QR Code to register for this event. 

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FASFA and WASFA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) opens on October 1st! The sooner you apply, the more financial aid you might be eligible to receive. Remember, you will need your FSA ID to apply. Read more about the FAFSA.

Contact your College & Career Specialist for more information. 

Completing the FAFSA

WSAC: Washington Student Achievement Council

Visit the Washington State Student Loan Education Site to get help, find resources, and understand more about financial aid.
 

Student Aid Resources

Online video links to guide you through the FAFSA:
Sign up for the free Federal Student Aid Channel on YouTube. You will find video links that will help you through the process. Titles include Preparing for College, Types of Aid, Who gets Aid, Applying for FAFSA.

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

  • Email: studentaid@ed.gov
  • Chat: click here to chat
  • Call: 1-800-4-FED-AID or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY) for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Student Financial Assistance at the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC):

12th Year Campaign

Need help with financial aid? The 12th Year Campaign is offering virtual assistance. Make an appointment today!
 
From their website, "Financial aid matters. Nationally, seniors who complete a financial aid application are 84 percent more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. The rate is even higher for students from lower‐income families. From an apprenticeship program to a two-or-four-year college degree, education beyond high school prepares students for jobs that move  them beyond minimum wage. Even a one-year credential program at a community or technical college can increase future earnings."

12th Year Campaign : 2020-21 Financial Aid Info & Filing Events

The 12th Year Campaign can help you with two important steps you need to take to  go to college; applying for college and applying for financial aid. The first step is to file a FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application. Register in advance and join one of the virtual events to learn more and to get help.

Cougar Commitment

This need-based program pays full tuition and required fees; and is renewable for up to four years.

Husky Promise

The University of Washington is promising financially challenged students a future with the Husky Promise.

The Washboard

free scholarship search making it easier for Washington Students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Disclaimer

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