College Goal Washington
WVC to host FAFSA and WASFA completion event Jan. 20
Media Contact: Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. - Thurs.)
High school seniors and others planning on taking college courses during the 2016-2017 academic year are encouraged to attend College Goal Washington, a hands-on college financial aid completion event at Wenatchee Valley College. The event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall on the Wenatchee campus.
Students unable to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status may instead complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), which provides state funds to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility and residency requirements.
Assistance will be offered in both English and Spanish at the event. Activities for young children will be provided.
The College Assistance Migrant Program* (CAMP) will host a scholarship information session in Spanish for new and returning students and their families at the event. The CAMP office (Wells Hall room 1060) will also be open for tours during the evening. For more information about CAMP call (509) 682-6973, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit wvc.edu/camp.
Prospective students and families need to bring the following to the event:
- 2015 income tax forms, or 2014 tax forms if 2015 forms are not complete, and those of your parents if you are a dependent student
- Federal student aid user ID (register for your FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov)
- Social Security Number
- Driver’s license
- U.S. Resident Card number (if applicable)
- Untaxed income (untaxed social security benefits, TANF benefits, child support received etc.)
- Other financial information (W2’s, net worth of real estate property, value of other investments such as stocks and bonds, etc.)
WVC’s priority financial aid application deadline is March 15. FAFSA applications can be submitted starting Jan. 1.
Ready Set Grad, in partnership with the 12th Year Campaign, is the lead agency in administering the College Goal Washington campaign.
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Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, www.wvc.edu.
*CAMP is fully-funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.