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Set : Wednesday Webinars Archive

#6 Dual Credit

May 18, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4)

Set : OSPI/WSAC Wednesday Webinars for School Counselors

During the 2016-17 school year, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will co-host a series of webinars for school counselors. Webinars take place monthly, always on a Wednesday, from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. 

Set : College Bound Scholarship Program

The College Bound Scholarship provides hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost.

For more information, see our College Bound pages.

Set : Washington Scholars

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) suspended nominations for the Washington Scholars program effective fall 2015, beginning with the graduating class of 2016.

Set : Managing Your Money

Common college costs include tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (food), books, transportation, and supplies. Meeting these financial obligations is a critical component to educational success. 

In the case of anticipated college costs, income and savings can make a big difference. Explore how income earned in today's jobs might be saved for tomorrow's educational expenses. And when there is money to be saved, consider savings accounts, federal savings bonds, stocks and mutual funds, college savings plans, and other saving options. 

Set : Paying for College

The best way for a student to ensure they are eligible for financial aid is to fill out their FAFSA or WASFA every year. If federal and state level financial aid doesn’t fulfill a student's financial need, they can also search for private scholarships. Beware of any online service that requires students to pay to search for scholarships; most can be found online or through a school’s aid office for free.

Set : What You Need to Know

Now that you’re in college, you need to focus on completing your program, certificate, or degree and paying for your education.

Talk to your counselor frequently to make sure you are on track to graduate on time. Many schools have online programs to help you track your progress toward graduation. These can help you stay on track for graduation, but should not serve as a substitute for talking to your counselor.

Set : Managing Your Money

Common college costs include tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (food), books, transportation, and supplies. Meeting these financial obligations is a critical component to educational success. 

Set : Paying for College

It’s never too early to start researching ways to help pay for school. There are a wide variety of websites that help students narrow down their search for grants and scholarships. While many deadlines for financial aid aren’t until senior year, students can always start searching for scholarships and researching other ways to fund their educational goals.

 Here are some resources to get students started:

Set : Applying for Financial Aid

Financial need is the difference between the amount it will cost to go to school (cost of attendance) and the amount of money that a student and their family are able to pay (expected family contribution).

A student's expected family contribution will not vary much from school to school. However, each school has a different cost of attendance. Therefore, a student's financial need, or the amount of aid for which they qualify, may vary from school to school.

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