Dreamer Application Process

Priority Deadline Date is always March 15th

Applying for Washington State Financial Aid

You may apply for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year (Fall 2017-Summer 2018) beginning October, 2016 by submitting a FAFSA or WASFA.  Below is some information to assist you.

Should I file a FAFSA or WASFA?

Any person with a social security number issued by the Social Security Administration (even those issued with a work restriction) may file a FAFSA, which can be used to determine eligibility for Washington state aid.  Undocumented students (with or without a social security number) may file a WASFA. Please note that if you file a WASFA and you have a social security number or ITIN, you should use that number on your WASFA application. 

WVC encourages anyone with a social security number to submit the FAFSA, rather than the WASFA. Regardless of which one you submit, you need to follow up with the WVC financial aid office whenever we send you a letter about your status, as we will not make assumptions about your application and there are additional steps you may need to take prior to being awarded.

Contact the WVC financial aid office if you have questions or concerns about completing either application, or if you receive a letter from us requesting further information or documentation. Our office is here to assist you.

**Please note: Any security number issued by the Social Security Administration or IRS is a valid social number, which can/should be used when completing your financial aid application. This is true even if there is a note on your card that says "valid for work only with DHS Authorization". That note simply means that your card was issued with a work limitation, so you must have a valid, unexpired work authorization card to go with the social security card if you are using the card for employment purposes. It does not exclude you from using it for other purposes. For information, see http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/cards.htm