Student dreams matter.

Filling out the FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application is the first step toward making student dreams into a reality.

Students who have completed their financial aid applications are already on their way to completing their college or training programs!

Your story matters.

We are gathering financial aid completion stories to inspire students and their parents or caregivers to also complete their Financial Aid applications!

We are recruiting recent high school graduates, college freshman and sophomores, and parents or caregivers to tell us in a short and fun video about their experience with the financial aid application process, and why it is important to them.

The folks whose videos we choose to move forward with will receive a stipend of $100.

You can help others.

Raising awareness and sharing the importance of completing this free application is a huge step in increasing equitable access to funding for education and training programs. 

This project is a collaboration between College Success Foundation/WCAN, Futures NW, and Washington STEM.

Submit your application now!

Students:

Step 1: Fill out the initial student video application: English or Spanish

Step 2: Submit your 30-second sample financial aid video by September 10 to this link! 

Your video must include your name, the school or program you are attending (or will be attending,) and one financial aid tip for others.

Step 3: If you are selected we will contact you with the next steps to record, edit and finalize your short video and more information on your $100 stipend.

Parents and Caregivers:

Step 1: Fill out the initial parent or caregiver video application: English or Spanish 

Step 2: Submit your 30-second sample financial aid video by September 10 to this link!

Your video must include your name, the school or program your student is attending (or will be attending,) and one financial aid tip for others.

Step 3: If you are selected we will contact you with the next steps to record, edit and finalize your short video and more information on your $100 stipend.

For more information:

Contact Keith Stier-Van Essen via email at kstier.vanessen@collegesuccessfoundation.org

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