File your FAFSA or WASFA

The time to file your FAFSA—Free Application for Federal Student Aid—is October. Not eligible to file a FAFSA? Complete a WASFA—Washington Application for State Financial Aid.

2020/21 filing instructions:

Filing deadline

There are two deadlines—know yours:

If you will be enrolled at any WSU campus on Sept. 1, 2019 for any number of credits.

  • Your FAFSA or WASFA must be filed by Nov. 30, 2019. Submit all Financial Aid Additional Information Requests by Feb. 15, 2020.

Otherwise, your FAFSA or WASFA must be filed by Jan. 31, 2020. Submit all Financial Aid Additional Information Requests by March 15, 2020.


Family financial changes?

If your family has had or is expecting a change in financial situation since filing the 2020/21 FAFSA and 2018 tax information, you will have the opportunity to request a financial review by submitting a Special Circumstances Appeal with the WSU Student Financial Services office.