STUDENT FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

United Way of Clallam County, in partnership with Peninsula College, is thrilled to offer the following resources to support individuals in Clallam County who are completing student financial aid applications, including FAFSA and WASFA. 

Scroll down to see which resources are currently available. 

 

 


 

Clallam County FAFSA/WASFA giveaway / Sorteo de presentación de FAFSA/WASFA (2024)

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Do you live in Clallam County? Did you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) for upcoming schooling? If so, you can enter to win a Lenovo ThinkPad E-series laptop! Fill out this form to be entered, if your name is drawn you will need to verify FAFSA or WASFA submission. Only one entry per person will be counted.

Entrants will be divided into two different categories by geography, each category will have one randomly selected winner. Entrants from East Clallam County (including Port Angeles and Sequim School Districts) will be drawn together, entrants from West Clallam County (including Crescent, Cape Flattery, Quillayute Valley School Districts and Quileute Tribal School) will be drawn together.  Drawing will take place July 1st, 2024 at noon. If you have any questions please contact Kennedy at collegeaccess@unitedwayclallam.org.

¿Vives en el condado de Clallam? ¿Completaste la FAFSA (Solicitud gratuita de ayuda federal para estudiantes) o la WASFA (Solicitud de Washington para ayuda financiera estatal) para tus próximos estudios? Si es así, ¡puedes participar para ganar una computadora portátil Lenovo ThinkPad serie E! Completa este formulario para participar; si tu nombre aparece en el sorteo, deberás verificar la presentación de FAFSA o WASFA. Sólo se contabilizará una participación por persona.

Los participantes se dividirán en dos categorías diferentes por geografía, cada categoría tendrá un ganador seleccionado al azar. Los participantes del condado de East Clallam (incluidos los distritos escolares de Port Angeles y Sequim) se sortearán juntos, los participantes del condado de West Clallam (incluidos los distritos escolares de Crescent, Cape Flattery, Quillayute Valley y la escuela tribal Quileute) se sortearán juntos. El sorteo se realizará el 1 de julio de 2024 al mediodía. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Kennedy en collegeaccess@unitedwayclallam.org.
 

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FAFSA Update: College Are Being Flexible

 

Seniors, don’t cancel your plans! The FAFSA application process this year has been frustrating, to say the least, but colleges are being flexible and money for college or training is still available. If you haven’t submitted a financial aid application yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late! Apply as soon as you can.

Click to read the updates!

 


 

In Person Workshops

Our student financial aid liaison periodically hosts in-person workshops to learn about how you can access funding for your future. These sessions include information about paying for additional schooling after high school. Watch this space and our social media for news about upcoming workshops.

 

 


 

Book a One-On-One Meeting

Wherever you are in your financial aid journey, get personalized help from our Student Financial Aid Liaison, Kennedy. Complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Kennedy.

First Thursday Zoom Sessions

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Do you need help with student financial aid? Our Student Financial Aid Liaison regularly hosts free help sessions on the first Thursday of each month from 5 - 6pm! From getting started to finishing paperwork, United Way’s Student Financial Aid Liaison can help! Financial aid opportunities are available for both recent high school graduates and returning adult students. No registration is required for these session. Unfortunately, Spanish interpretation will not be provided.

 

Stay tuned for details on the next help session.

 

Questions? Contact Kennedy: collegeaccess@unitedwayclallam.org | 360-457-3011.

 

 


 

About the Student Financial Aid Liaison Program

United Way of Clallam County and Peninsula College have partnered to create the position of Student Financial Aid Liaison. This position was established to support folks in Clallam County who are completing student financial aid applications including the FAFSA and WASFA.

FAFSA connects students to federal and state financial aid, including the Washington College Grant. Currently, Clallam County has some of the lowest FAFSA completion scores in the state, which means our students are leaving money on the table. After identifying this low completion rate in Clallam County, the Washington State Legislature created the FAFSA Liaison position.

Through the Student Financial Aid Liaison, United Way of Clallam County is offering both drop-in and informational workshops, as well as other forms of support to help families navigate this process. If you have any questions about completing FAFSA or WASFA, or need assistance navigating the financial aid process please contact Kennedy at collegeaccess@unitedwayclallam.org

You do not need to attend a 4-year university in order to receive financial aid, folks applying to 2-year or CTE programs can also be eligible!

Helpful Links

Wherever you are in your FAFSA journey, we have gathered resources that you might find useful. Click on each section below for information and links related to the FAFSA and WASFA application process:

Ready to complete your FAFSA application? Click below to be taken to the Federal Student Aid website.

A lot of documents are required to complete the FAFSA application. Save time and frustration by gathering them in advance. Click below to see the complete list of required documents.

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is for people who don’t file a federal FAFSA application. People who complete a WASFA are applying for state aid. There are various reasons to complete a WASFA instead of a FAFSA. Click below to be taken to the WASFA eligibility quiz.

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