Expert help offered for those filing for financial aid

Free events to be held at Washington State University Vancouver in October

VANCOUVER — Prospective college students and their parents can get expert help filing for financial aid for college in fall 2019 at College Goal Washington, a free event that helps students and families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). College Goal Washington will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 10, 18, 24 and 30 in the in Undergraduate Building, Room 202 at Washington State University Vancouver. Parking is free in Orange 1 lot.

Most students need financial aid to pay for college, whether they choose a four-year university, community college, vocational or technical school. The FAFSA is the most important application for financial assistance for higher education, and should be completed in October for the best opportunity to receive the most financial aid.

Students and families who are not eligible for the FAFSA can get help filing the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) The same October timeframe applies. Translation assistance will be available for Spanish speakers.

Guests please bring:

  • Your social security card/number or Alien registration
  • Your parent, if you are under 24 years of age
  • Your parent’s social security number, if they have one
  • Any additional financial information (child support statements, TANF or welfare information; real estate, stock or bonds investments; family business or farm information)

Prospective students can also get help completing college applications—for any college.

If you have a disability that requires special materials, services or assistance, please contact the Access Center at (360) 546-9238 or as soon as possible to discuss your specific needs.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest


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