College Goal Washington

What is College Goal Washington?

College Goal Washington is a free state-wide event that provides students and families with help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)—the single-most important application for financial assistance for higher education.

Whether you choose a four-year university, community college, vocational or technical school, most students rely on financial aid to make attending college a reality. At College Goal Washington, students and parents can talk to experts and get free in-depth help filling out the FAFSA/WASFA.

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When is College Goal Washington?

College Goal Washington will take place at Clark College in Scarpelli Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015. Join us for refreshments and door prizes!

Clark College
Scarpelli Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

FREE and open to all

Why should you attend?

There will be presentations on Getting into College and Succeeding, Scholarships and theWashBoard, and Financial Aid 101. Spanish and Russian speaking staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with completing FAFSA/WASFA applications.

What should you bring?

  • Your Social Security card/number or Alien registration card (if you are a permanent resident). (FAFSA only)
  • Your income information * (Bank statements; a W-2 or pay stub, if you have a job; past tax return, if you filed)
  • Your parent, if you are under 24** years of age
  • Your parent’s financial information* (Bank statements; W-2 or pay stub; last year’s tax return)
  • Your parent’s social security number, if they have one.
  • Any additional financial information (such as child support statements, TANF or welfare information; real estate, stock or bonds investments; family business or farm info.)

*You can use last year’s tax return to estimate your current tax information and submit the FAFSA/WASFA.. If you do this, you will update and make corrections after you file your taxes.

**All students 24 years of age and older are considered independent from their parents. The FAFSA/WASFA. will help you determine if you are considered dependent or independent if you are younger than 24. Only dependents need to file parent information.