Financial Aid Priority Deadlines
In Washington, public and private technical, two, and four-year colleges and universities have deadlines for priority financial aid consideration, which means that students who complete the FAFSA or WASFA before those deadlines are considered for maximum financial aid funding based on their eligibility. Financial aid priority deadlines for new/first-year students typically fall between January 1 and March 15.
Several state and regional partners have created lists to help applicants track financial aid application priority deadlines at schools throughout Washington. Access the lists at the links below. Please be sure to check the year of the list at each site to ensure it reflects the current application year, as updates are made by the linked organizations and not PSCCN.
- Admissions & Financial Aid Deadlines for Public Baccalaureates (Washington Council)
- Washington Community & Technical College Admissions & Financial Aid Deadlines (Washington Council)
Students who miss the priority deadline at their school of choice can and should still submit the FAFSA or WASFA. Students in this situation will be considered for financial assistance on a funds-available basis, which means their financial aid award may contain less aid than they would have otherwise been eligible for. Students who apply for financial aid after a priority deadline should contact the financial aid office at their school of choice to discuss funds availability and next steps.