Washington College Loans, New:
Washington Student Loans
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
- 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
- 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 )
University & College
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
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
include items like clothes, shampoo and laundry.
include gas, parking, and travel home for the
FLASHBACK: The typical
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.
TUTION AND FEES AT
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Below are the
estimated 2002-2003 tuition
and fees for full-time undergraduate
Public community and
and universities *
* 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