To find out how much free money for college you qualify for, fill out the FAFSA or WASFA. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) helps you determine what financial awards, grants, and loans you can receive from the federal government.
FINANCIAL AID: Steps to Apply
Create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Identification).
This will create an e-signature, which you will use to submit your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents must also create one and use it to co-sign your FAFSA.
Submit as soon as possible starting Oct. 1 for the following year. Complete a federal or state financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA). Include SPSCC, school code 005372, in your list of schools. Need help? View the How to Fill Out the FAFSA video or contact the One Stop.
FAFSA: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
WASFA: Complete the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA.
Within 3-5 business days, FAFSA will email your SAR (Student Aid Report), which identifies errors and if you’re selected for verification. To correct errors, log into your FAFSA, fix them, and. Call 1-800-4-FEDAID if you need your SAR re-sent.
Check your FA Portal (Financial Aid Portal)
Financial Aid will send notifications to your student email. Application status, required documentation, and award information is available on the Financial Aid Portal.
USERNAME = Social Security Number or WASFA ID
PASSWORD = Your Birthday (MMDDYY
Types of Financial Aid
- Washington College Grant
- Federal & State Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- Workforce Transitions
- Veteran & Military Benefits
- Work Study
More About Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Eligibility & Awarding Criteria
- Financial Aid Recipient Responsibilities
- Financial Aid Refunds
- Withdrawing or Dropping Classes
- Financial Aid Forms
- Financial Aid SAP Policy
- Alternate Funding Resources