Common Scenarios & Financial Aid Strategies

Common Scenarios

For students in certain situations, completing the FAFSA or WASFA can be challenging. Certain scenarios can be a roadblock to completing the financial aid application. This resource includes scenarios related to dependency status, parent information, residency, various kinds of tax problems, verification,  etc., identified by educators and financial aid navigators in the King and Pierce County regions and provides guidance on how to move forward.

Revised: February 2022

Financial Aid and District Strategies

Building a comprehensive financial aid strategy requires using a variety of practices and continuous improvement to determine what works best for your school or organization. You will find details on several strategies that local educators use to better support their students and to increase financial aid completion in their school, district or youth program. The information in this document is intended to get you started, if you are interested in learning more or being connected with schools or organizations that have implemented these strategies, please contact

Revised: February 2022

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