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The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Oct. 1.  Mark your calendars now!

If you have any questions about the FAFSA or general financial aid questions, please contact the Financial Aid Department. You can also follow them on twitter @WWUFinAid…

If your family couldn’t afford to pay for college, would you stop trying to get good grades? Would you cease to aim high?

Those questions, and the chilling implications they raise for low-income students, inspired an ambitious promise from Washington legislators in 2007: All seventh and…

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Wednesday that expands state college financial aid to students who don't have legal status in the United States.

The law is a key victory for immigrant advocates, and Washington joins California, Texas and New Mexico in approving similar legislation…

State lawmakers found something they could agree on Tuesday — allowing students brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid.

The House voted 75 to 22 to pass Senate Bill 6523 and send it to the governor, who has said he supports the…

A retirement party for Georgette Chun, the senior assistant director of the Financial Aid Department, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Old Main Solarium, Room 590.

The Western Washington University community and all who want to wish her "aloha" are…

The state Senate on Friday passed legislation that would allow financial aid for students who were illegally brought to the United States as children.

The vote was 35 to 10. Senate Bill 6523 now goes to the House, which has already passed a bill that does the same thing.

Before prices were frozen in the spring, tuition for a year of undergraduate education at the University of Washington had grown at five times the rate of inflation over the last decade — an increase of 150 percent.

That increase is largely due to the state’s sharp…

As Western Washington University students move in for the first full school year after state voters legalized recreational marijuana use, campus officials say their pot policies will stay put.

With state and federal laws in conflict - and millions in federal money possibly at stake - that…

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.

Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.
Since the recession, more college-bound students have eliminated schools…

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