If you’re a dependent student, you will report your and your parents’ tax information. A student who does not meet any of the criteria for an independent student. A dependent student is one of the following: younger than 24 years old, not married, not a graduate or professional student, not a veteran, not a member of the armed forces, not an orphan, not a ward of the court, someone without legal dependents, not an emancipated minor or someone who is not homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
If you’re an independent student, you will report your own tax information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s tax information). An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
An FSA ID is how you will electronically sign your FAFSA. You will need to create an FSA ID and, if you are a dependent student, your parent/guardian will also need to create an FSA ID so that they can also electronically sign your FAFSA.
People who complete a WASFA are applying only for state aid. If you are eligible for federal aid, you should complete the FAFSA in order to maximize financial aid awards.
Please go here to complete the short questionnaire: https://wsac.wa.gov/WASFAelig
Please go here to log-in to your account: https://wsac.wa.gov/wasfa-returning-user
If you would like help filling out your WASFA, we have knowledgeable staff standing by to help - you are invited to join us in our One-Stop Zoom Room:
Fax: (360) 442-2379
Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm*
*Closed Fridays during summer session (July/Aug).
Computer access is available in the Admissions Center.
Use LCC School Code 003782 when completing the FAFSA.