Pierce County Goes to College
College Enrollment Support for the Pierce County Class of 2020
Does the uncertainty of COVID-19 have you questioning your plans for after high school? Would you like extra help over the summer in transitioning to college?
Especially during times of economic uncertainty, furthering your education is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your future. We know that even under normal circumstances, transitioning to college can be challenging- that’s why we are teaming up with college access experts around the region to support you now to ensure that you have the opportunity to pursue your higher education goals. Ready? First, complete the survey below so we know what support you need and can match you with the right support. Not sure what college you want to go to or what you want to study? That’s okay, we still have people who want to help you, as well as numerous resources below to help you on your path to college. All support and resources are provided for free.
Next, expect to hear from qualified experts who want to support you on your path to college. In partnership with Puget Sound College and Career Network, the organizations represented below are working together to ensure that our Pierce County students have the support they need to access and succeed in their higher education goals.
College Search Resources Not sure where you want to go or what you want to study? Checkoutacollege.com can help you get started in determining what colleges and programs are available in your area and how to begin pursuing your career goals.
Financial Aid ResourcesGetting access to financial aid is a key factor in enrolling in college. For most students, processing financial aid applications can take as long as 3 months! If you haven’t submitted your FAFSA or WASFA, make sure to do that as soon as possible. Below are some resources that can help you.
- Otterbot: Free texting financial support
- Financial Aid Action plan from WSAC
Enrollment ResourcesDo you know where you want to go, but don’t know how to get started? Check out the resources below to learn more about the college enrollment process at your desired college. You’ll also find a directory that links to all the COVID-19 Resource pages for each college in the state.
Pierce County Strong is regional high school to college partnership committed to improving postsecondary readiness, enrollment and completion through improvements in communication, data sharing and systems coordination.
With a focus on strengthening regional support for students of color and low-income students, we seek to close the postsecondary opportunity gap for students who have been historically underserved in public education.