The Washington Application for State Financial Aid or WASFA is a free application for non-citizens to apply for student financial aid in Washington State. Upon successful completion of a WASFA, the college(s) you choose will use the financial information provided in the application to determine your eligibility to receive the Washington State Need Grant. The following questions will ensure the WASFA is the correct application for you.
- Graduate from a Washington high school or obtained a GED.
- Live in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since earning a high school diploma or equivalent.
- U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Receipt Card or "Green Card")
- Conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
- Other eligible non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee," "Asylum Granted," "Indefinite Parole," "Humanitarian Parole," or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant"
- A citizen of the Republic of Palau (PW), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (MH), or the Federated States of Micronesia (FM)
Based on your responses, you are eligible to file the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Please click the link below to begin your application.
Note: You will be redirected from ReadySetGrad to our partnered website, NeedAccess, to complete your application.
Based on your responses, you are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please click the link below to continue to the FAFSA website.
Note: You will be redirected from ReadySetGrad to the federal FAFSA website to complete your application
At this time, you are not eligible to apply for the State Need Grant. However, we encourage you to create a profile on our scholarship-matching website, www.thewashboard.org. Doing so will enable you to browse scholarships matched to your profile that you may be eligible to apply for.
You may also benefit from contacting the financial aid office at your college to inquire about additional financial aid resources that may be available.