The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form has been redesigned and streamlined for the 2024-25 college year. Because of this, the release of the FAFSA has been delayed. The new FAFSA form should be available by December 31, 2023.

To help students and families prepare for the release of the FAFSA, high schools are holding a ‘Financial Aid Focus Week’ from December 4-8. Below you will find links to information and resources, as well as a link to register for a free webinar for BSD families on December 6 “Financial Aid 101 with FAFSA Changes: How Financial Aid & Scholarships Work and the Looming FAFSA Changes”.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Bellevue School District College Financial Aid Focus Week December 4-8, 2023

Monday, December 4

Do you have an FSA ID?

Create your ID 1-2 days before beginning your FAFSA

Tuesday, December 5

Financial Aid Myths

Video: Get the facts about Financial Aid

Wednesday, December 6

Financial Aid 101 with FAFSA Changes

How Financial Aid & Scholarships Work and the Looming FAFSA Changes – Free Webinar Event December 6, 2023 @ 6:30pm PT

Can’t make it live? No problem, a recording will be sent out to all registrants.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Will you be eligible for financial aid?
  • Where is your student likely to receive merit scholarships?
  • How do you get discounts even if you won’t qualify for financial aid?
  • FAFSA & CSS Profile Dos & Don’ts
  • 2024-2025 upcoming FAFSA changes
  • What Divorced/Separated Families should know

Join College Planning Experts, Peg Keough and J.P. Schmidt from College Aid Pro to learn how to navigate the financial aid world (even if you won’t be eligible for need-based aid.) Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made on financial aid forms that can decrease your financial aid package. Peg and J.P. have worked with thousands of families just like you and helped them realize significant discounts on the cost of college. This webinar is recommended for parents/guardians of 9th – 12th graders.

Thursday, December 7

Financial Aid Calculator

Calculate your potential awards from the Washington College Grant and Pell Grant programs.

Estimate your award

Friday, December 8

Ready to Apply?

Check out the step by step guide for completing the 2024-25 FAFSA

Guide for completing the WASFA

Resources & Additional Events

FSA ID worksheet

All the info you will need to gather to create your FSA ID.

Wordksheet (PDF)

Financial Aid 101 for Parents and Caregivers

English and Spanish
December 13, 2023
5:30 pm

Register in Advance

Financial Aid Resources for Students Padlet

Padlet Resources

Need Help?

FAFSA Live Help


E-mail: [email protected], or call: 888-535-0747 and select option 2

2023 College Conference Financial Aid Session Recordings

2023 BSD Virtual College Conference

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