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If you enjoy the forest and donít mind the rain, Washington may be the place for you to seek your college education. Seattle not only boasts top-performing schools but has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Students can enjoy the Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound as well as easy access to nearby Canadian cities.

Of course, with college comes a tuition bill and other education-related expenses that need paid for. Regardless of if you are a student from Washington, or out of state, you may qualify for a student loan.



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To begin, students can fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), borrowers can qualify for funding that ranges from $3,500 to $20,500 annually. Undergraduates and graduates can borrow through various federally-backed loan programs to help pay for school.

To qualify, all a student need do is complete the FAFSA, be a U.S. citizen, enroll in an accredited school and seek a degree at minimum on a part-time basis. Once a FAFSA is filed, the U.S. Department of Education will provide the student, and the Washington schools designated by the borrower, a Student Aid Report (SAR). The school then uses the SAR to determine what loans the student qualifies for.

Students may also qualify for a Federal Pell Grant or a Washington state grant (if they are a current resident of the state) when filling out the FAFSA. These grants are awarded on a yearly basis and are extended to students who apply immediately after December of each year.

The list of participating Washington schools and universities who accept federal student loans is lengthy. Providing the school is accredited, and the student is enrolled in a qualified program the loan can be used to cover educational expenses. Some of the participating Washington schools include Seattle University, Walla Walla College, and the Academy of Hair Design.

There are numerous ways to pay for college, to learn more about funding for Washington schools,
University of Washington, Washington State University, & ALL Washington college and universities student loans lenders :
  • Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Co. (827057) - Atlanta, GA. 404-266-5703. ( Stafford LOAN, PLUS)
  • Boeing Employees Credit Union (823422) - Tukwila, WA. 206-439-5797. ( Staford, PLUS Loans )
  • First Hawaiian Bank (818260) - Honolulu, HI. 808-973-3513. ( Stafford Loan, PLUS)
  • Key Bank USA (813760) - Albany, NY. 800/539-5363 or 800-KEY-LEND. (Stafford, PLUS)
  • MBNA America (Delaware) N.A. (833772) - Wilmington, DE. 888-272-5543. (Stafford, PLUS)
  • Medfunds (831654) - Cleveland, OH. 800-665-1016. ( Stafford Loans )
  • Nellie Mae (829076) - Braintree, MA. 800-634-9308. ( Private student loans )
  • Spokane Teachers Credit Union (820998) - Spokane, Washington. 509-326-1954. ( Stafford  subsidized & unsubsidized student loans , PLUS loans )
  • Washington Mutual Bank (820043) - Seattle, Washington . 800-433-2476. ( Stafford, PLUS Loans )
  • Washington School Employees Credit Union (830333) - Seattle, Washington . 800-552-7447. ( Stafford Loans )

Washington University & College Costs

College costs vary and will depend on the kind of school you pick, the number of courses you take, and your lifestyle. College costs generally include tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and other supplies.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees pay for classes and the use of some campus facilities, like libraries.

Living Expenses

  • Room and board includes food and the cost of living in a college dormitory or apartment. Books and supplies are required for every class. Costs will depend on your childís classes.

  • Personal expenses include items like clothes, shampoo and laundry.

  • Transportation expenses include gas, parking, and travel home for the holidays.

FLASHBACK: The typical student spent about $9,600 on living expenses during the 2002-2003 school year. Students can still save money by living at home, riding the bus, or buying used books.

Below are the estimated 2002-2003 tuition
and fees for full-time undergraduate
resident students.
Public community and
technical colleges
Public comprehensive colleges
and universities *
Public research universities ^
Private four-year colleges
and universities
Private career colleges
* Includes Eastern, Western, and Central Washington Universities, and The Evergreen State College
^ Includes the University of Washington and Washington State University
Source: Washington Financial Aid Association


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