JHS's Career Center assists students and their families complete financial aid applications (FAFSA/WAFSA), find and submit scholarship applications, and assist with explaining the financial aid process.
What is Financial Aid? It is federal and state money to pay for after high school university/college and training.
High School & Beyond Family Night (and College & Career Fair) - October 11, 2023 (5:30-7:35pm)
Financial Aid Advising Day - Nov. 16 during PACK TIME: 9:15am - 9:45am (after 2nd Period)
Which Financial Aid Application Do I Complete?
*Application opens October 1st every year
File the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status and meet the eligibility criteria for one of the state aid programs that provide aid to non-citizens.
*Application opens October 1st every year (except 2023, opens in December)
The CSS Profile is an online application for nonfederal student financial aid required by only select colleges and universities. Check the College Board's website for a complete list of participating institutions.
12th Year Campaign Events: Financial Aid and FAFSA/WAFSA Application Completion Assistance
Additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources:
- Who Gives Financial Aid? National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- Workforce Education Investment Grant (Washington College Grant)
- Free scholarship search developed by the Higher Education Coordinating Board in Washington
- Information on Western Undergraduate Exchange
- College Bound Scholarship
- Scholarship List & National Scholarship Search in Naviance
- Information on scholarship scams
Workforce Education Investment Act Exciting News!!!!!
The Workforce Education Investment Act created a new financial aid program, called Washington College Grant, to tear down financial barriers for today’s students!!
Starting fall 2020, a family of four making $50,500 or less will receive a full financial aid award — enough to fully cover the cost of tuition at any Washington public college or university. The financial aid extends to families who earn all the way up to the state’s median family income, which is now about $92,000; as family incomes go up, award levels go down. Overall, it makes college more accessible to more than 110,000 students a year.
The grant program will be fully funded, which means no more waitlists. Eligible students are guaranteed financial aid even if they wait until later in the year to fill out their financial aid applications.
Another benefit: The Washington College grant is “first in.” Students can still get other types of financial aid, like the federal Pell Grant (free money), without a reduction in their state financial aid award. This creates a higher combined amount, allowing students to cover other living expenses — like child care, transportation, utilities and rent — which is just as important to their success as paying the tuition bill.