A new state law has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and satisfy the residency criteria below:
*Students granted deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) must also complete and sign the affidavit.
To apply for the State Need Grant, low-income, non-citizen students unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status may instead complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). To find out more information and start your application today, visit www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa and click on “Start A New WASFA”.
Note: Eligibility for the State Need Grant does not guarantee an award, as the grant is awarded on a funds-available basis. The sooner you complete an application, the better chance you have for consideration of limited State Need Grant funds.
To ensure you are applying on time, and you are meeting all eligibility requirements, please visit the ReadySetGrad website regularly.
If you have any questions about your WASFA application, please contact Financial Aid at 253-589-5660.