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Thinking about funding college tuition, books, supplies, and all other living expenses can seem overwhelming. However, LWTech has various funding options that you should be aware of. Remember, different funding options might have eligibility requirements. Staff for each of the areas will be able to assist you with questions.
The Financial Aid department helps students seeking financial assistance meet their educational expenses at LWTech. Students need not be low income to qualify for some types of financial assistance.
Students apply by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) if unable to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status and meet one of the criteria below:
Financial Aid is staffed to assist you with answering questions. Generally, you should apply early (at least one quarter in advance) for aid using the FAFSA application.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology's LWTech Foundation offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships open to students enrolled or enrolling at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the fall and spring of each academic year.
Scholarships generally come with eligibility requirements and scholarships can change over time. LWTech recommends that students never provide a company, or individual, personal contact information, social security number, or money to learn about scholarships.
The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program provides aid to LWTech students receiving food stamps. BFET is a federally funded program.
Students on BFET may receive:
The Opportunity Grant Scholarship supports educational training for low-income students pursuing careers in high-wage, high-demand occupations.
Students in the Opportunity Grant Scholarship program may receive:
The WorkFirst program provides aid to LWTech students receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from DSHS. WorkFirst is a federally funded program.
Students on WorkFirst may receive:
The LWTech Worker Retraining program provides funding for eligible dislocated and unemployed workers in training or retraining that will assist them in regaining employment.
Students in Worker Retraining may receive:
Funding options exist for students through Financial Aid, Scholarships, or specialty population programs. Each office will have specific information about how to apply for funding.
For more information visit the federal student aid government website.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.
Have you filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are wondering what happens next? Check out this video to learn what to expect after completing the FAFSA.
If you need help paying for college or career school, the office of Federal Student Aid can assist you with getting the money you need. Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education.
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