A person should complete the WASFA if they are undocumented or do not qualify for federal financial aid because of their immigration status. The WASFA can also be used in limited circumstances by other select applicants who cannot or choose not to file a FAFSA.

    Eligibility for several Washington State financial aid programs has expanded to include students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status. Students who meet individual program, income, or residency requirements for the State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship should complete the free WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to apply for state financial aid.

    Before getting started, review the WASFA questionnaire and gather any documents or other information you may need to complete your WASFA application.