The Seattle Public Schools strategic plan outlines the goal of all students prepared for college, career, and life. There are many steps students should take to be prepared for college. The Department of College and Career is here to support students as they navigate this process. Read more about College and Career Readiness at Seattle Public Schools.
Mon., Oct. 1: The FAFSA and WASFA open. Completing the FAFSA or WASFA is the first step in accessing college financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans. High school seniors should apply early to get all of the financial aid that you are eligible for.
- The FAFSA is the application that citizens and eligible non-citizens (i.e. permanent resident card/green card, conditional permanent resident, refugee) complete to access financial aid. Apply online fafsa.ed.gov/.
- The WASFA is the application undocumented non-citizens complete to access financial aid. Apply online www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa.
Mon., Oct. 8 – Fri., Oct. 12: Discover U College and Career Exploration Week.
Sun., Nov. 4: UNCF Black College Fair, Garfield High School, 12 – 4 p.m., Grades 9 – 12
Fri., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 3, 12 – 4 p.m.: National College Fair, Washington State Convention Center Grades 10 – 12
Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Admission Workshop Weekend, University of Washington, Grade 12
Sat., March 2, 1 – 4 p.m.: College Bound Scholarship Conference, University of Washington, Grades 9 – 12
College Bound Scholarship seniors must complete the FAFSA or WASFA in order to receive their scholarship. Additional College Bound Scholarship requirements can be found on the Ready Set Grad website.
College Application and Financial Aid Events for Seniors
Financial aid experts and trained volunteers will be on hand to assist student with completing college applications and financial aid forms.
Tues., Oct. 2, 4 – 7 PM: Garfield High School, FAFSA/WASFA Support
Tues., Oct. 9, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Chief Sealth High School, FAFSA/WASFA Support
Wed., Oct. 10, 2:30 – 4:30 PM: West Seattle High School, College Application Support
Thurs., Oct. 11, 5 – 7 PM: Nathan Hale High School, FAFSA/WASFA Support
Wed., Oct. 17, 6 – 8 PM: Franklin High School, College Application and FAFSA/WASFA Support
Thurs., Oct. 25, 4 – 6 PM: Cleveland High School, College Application and FAFSA/WASFA Support
Tues., Oct. 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM: West Seattle High School, FAFSA/WASFA Support
Thurs., Nov. 1, 5 – 7 PM: Nathan Hale High School, College Application Support
Tues., Nov. 13, 3:45 – 5:30 PM: Nathan Hale High School, College Application Support
Tues., Nov. 13, 3:45 – 6 PM: Chief Sealth High School, College Application Support
Wed., Dec. 5, 3:45 – 5:30 PM: Nathan Hale High School, FAFSA/WASFA Support
DISTRICT WEBPAGE HERE: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=8962816