FAFSA. If you intend to apply for any need-based scholarships, you will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Many agencies granting these scholarships use the FAFSA as an objective determination of financial need and will require you to have the FAFSA already on file in the Office of Student Financial Aid. For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be dated as received by the federal application processor by February 28. Accordingly, we recommend that students mail the form, in the envelope provided, no later than February 15. Students may apply even though admissions decisions will not be completed before April 15. You can apply on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or request an application from the UW Office of Student Financial Aid: (206) 543-6101. [Note: The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) recommends that you submit your tax returns early, so that tax information would be provided in your FAFSA file. If early submission is not possible, submit a best estimate and revise the information later.
Grants and Funding Information Service, College of Education
The Grants and Funding Information Service provides help identifying resources for external funding for graduate school applicants, those who have been admitted to graduate school, and current students at the masters and doctoral level at the University of Washington.
While GFIS does not provide search services or money directly to students, it provides guidance (through workshops or individual consultations) in learning searching skills and offers direction as to which resources (print, database, or web-based) might offer students better opportunities of finding useful external funding sources for themselves.
For a list of resources, click here.