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Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you know, tomorrow the 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available online. For our Senior Parent Night, we are encouraging you to listen to our presentation while also working on your FAFSA. You will need the following documents to reference when you complete the FAFSA:

  • Social Security Card

  • Student’s Social Security Card

  • Drivers License (if applicable)

  •  Alien Registration Number (if applicable)

  • Tax Returns for 2019

  • No Taxes? Records of Untaxed Income

    • Child Support paid or received

    • Interest Income

    • Veterans noneducational benefits

    • W2’s 2019

  • Information on cash/savings/checking balances 

  • Value of investments/ real estate (not for the home you live in) 

  • Business/farm asset value

I recommend having your student log-in to the presentation using their email, while you use another device to begin the FAFSA (link to be sent tomorrow). 
And remember, don’t forget to register for your FSA ID in advance! You will need this to electronically sign the FAFSA when it is complete.
In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID."  Both student and parent need an FSA ID. You should go to to start the process before Tuesday.
1) The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application opens OCTOBER 1st this year!
That means if your student will be attending any post-secondary institutions in 2017, you should fill this out.
The closer you can fill it out to Oct. 1st, the better chance you have of getting aid if you qualify.
Here is the website:

2) Even if you think your income level will be too high, many institutions
REQUIRE the FAFSA. It never hurts to fill it out, as your circumstances can change.

3) In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID." There are no longer pin numbers,
so everyone must create an ID this year. Both student and parent need an FSA ID.
You can go to to start the process now.

4) If you have questions or get "stuck" on the FAFSA, feel free to call any local institution's financial
aid departments (i.e., SFCC, EWU, Gonzaga, etc.). They should be able to answer general questions
even if you don't intend to apply there. You can also call FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID

• 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

• 7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

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Common Questions about Filing the FAFSA This guide answers the most common questions that students
have about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Topics include eligibility, special cases, what you need to actually apply, and questions to expect.

A variety of options are available to help you pay for college. Check out the options below and contact the financial aid office at the college of your choice.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Virtually all financial aid sources in Washington use a single application form called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After you complete the online form, you can choose which colleges to send it to. You must submit the FAFSA to your college's financial aid office to be considered. For instructions, visit the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial.


Washington State Financial Aid Programs

Washington Opportunity Pathways logoThe state’s student financial aid programs — for example, State Need Grant, College Bound scholarship, state Work Study, Passport to College for foster youth — help tens of thousands of students annually earn college credits, certificates and degrees.

Known collectively as Washington Opportunity Pathways, some of these programs are need-based, while others are based on merit (good grades). Find out if you are eligible for one or more Opportunity Pathways programs.


Funds are Limited, Apply Right Away

Many aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your FAFSA right away. Priority deadlines vary from college to college, so check the college's financial aid deadline.

Students must apply for financial aid every year.


Types of Funding

 After you accept financial aid, ask the financial aid office:
  • How and when you'll receive the money.
  • How much aid will be directly applied to your bill.
  • How much your first bill will be.
  • What you can expect in future years. (Your financial aid amounts might differ from year to year.)
Washington Community Colleges

Quality Education at an Affordable Cost

Washington state community and technical colleges offer the best educational values around. Our tuition and fees average about half the tuition at public four-year universities. You'll save thousands for classes that transfer to universities or prepare you for a career.


Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees are set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and apply to all 34 colleges. Every college also charges campus-based fees, like technology fees or lab fees. Visit the tuition and fees page at the college of your choice for more complete cost information.


Tuition Waivers

Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for tuition waivers to help pay for college. These tuition waivers vary by campus, so check with your college registrar's office. Some examples are Oregon border county residents, military veterans and senior citizens.


Calculate Your College Costs

Tuition and fees are just part of the cost of going to college. Students also need to pay class fees, books, supplies and other related expenses. Net price calculators can help you estimate how much you'll pay to attend a college after financial aid is factored in. 


The Washington Society of Professional Engineers

Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship


The Washington Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the “Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship”.  Application packages should have been received last week via USPS, but due to most schools be conducted remotely we wanted to ensure you receive the notification. 

Application to the right


Applications are now being accepted for this award and are due by February 8, 2021. 




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Military Scholarships




Deadline: Sept. 30, 2020





  • Be a Washington state resident.
  • Be a high school senior.
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement based on grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher, as well as, community, civic, and co-curricular involvement.
  • Complete the WSU application for admission (including sending high school transcripts) and complete the general scholarship application by the Regents Scholars Program deadline.
  • Enter the WSU Pullman campus as a freshman in the fall semester after high school graduation.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in being nominated & plan on attending WSU email Mrs. Prewitt


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Please also plan on attending an informational Google Meet with Alexis Nicholson, Medical Lake High School Alumni 2012, and Gonzaga ACT SIX Graduate, TOMORROW at 12:30 pm in the Class of 2021 Classroom (Class Code o6l35ut) Google Class Meet. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by CLICKING HERE!