What is the WASFA?
The WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) allows students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status to apply for state financial aid.
Completing the WASFA enables eligible students to be considered for the Washington College Grant, as well as other state and institutional aid. Financial aid for undocumented students is limited, so note the WASFA opening and priority filing dates and deadlines.
Students who are eligible to file a FAFSA do not need to file a WASFA.
For additional information and resources, contact the WWU Scholarship Center or visit their website. Scholarship Center staff are available to assist undocumented students in the application process and create financial aid offers for WASFA filers.
- Open: as of January 5, 2024
- Priority Deadline Extended: to April 1, 2024
Be sure to meet the Priority Filing Deadline and the deadline for WWU admission. The WASFA will not be processed until you are officially admitted.
Tips for Completing the WASFA
Complete the 2023-24 WASFA for enrollment September 2023 through August 2024.
Complete the 2024-25 WASFA which opened January 5, 2024 due to system updates and enhancements for enrollment September 2024 through August 2025.
- A summer financial aid application is required for summer eligibility. Learn more about summer financial aid.
The WASFA generally opens each year on October 1 for the upcoming academic year. Western’s WASFA priority filing deadline is January 31.
For the 2024-2025 WASFA the Priority Filing Deadline is extended to April 1, 2024.
Meeting the Priority Filing Deadline best ensures your eligibility for some types of financial aid that may not be available to those who file a WASFA after the deadline.