Financial Aid: The latest resources and information for people supporting students

The financial aid application window opens Oct. 1. What does that mean? Why is it important for students to complete financial aid applications? And where can they get help if they need it? Washington state...

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Fanning the spark of interest through illuminating apprenticeship pathways

By Ashley DeLatour, Futures Northwest Programs Manager Apprenticeship programs. When I ask students what they are, they shrug in uncertainty and often say "is it the same as an internship?" For many of the students we support...

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How nPower Girls helps WA students explore STEM interests and careers

https://youtu.be/UX-6k29IUc0 “I want to be a biologist because I’m really interested in animals and plants,” says Ariel, a fourth-grade student at Skamania Grade School. Ashlyn, also a fourth-grade student at Skamania Grade School, said she...

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Individual guidance supports financial aid form completion

Completing a financial aid application – such as the FAFSA or WASFA – opens the door to almost all scholarship and grant opportunities to pay for education after high school. But the complexities of the...

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Students get deeper HSBP experience through school + community partnership

The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and...

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Driving up FAFSA/WASFA completion rates with data, partnerships, ongoing support

Schools and community partners have had to get creative throughout the pandemic to continue supporting students’ and families’ needs for learning and other resources. One area where creativity is blossoming: Financial Aid Advising Day, which...

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