Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges'

“The classes and extra-curricular activities available at Walla Walla University have piqued my interest in a number of areas. I see now that the education I'm receiving is really much more than academic learning.”

— Amelia Alcala
Walla Walla University


List of Links

News Clips

Seattle Times- Learn about the Summer Melt and other methods that can help you get the funding you need to go to the college you want.

Wall Street Journal- The New Math of College Financing- As top schools revamp their financial-aid programs, the impact will be felt well beyond those institutions. What does it mean for parents and students? A Q&A for the confused.

Financial Aid

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid- A great site that can answer a wide range of money questions.

Independent 529 Savings Plans - this site can help you set up a 529 savings plan.

Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)- is Washington State's prepaid college tuition plan.

Scholarship Junkies- Washington student Sam Lim gives scholarships tips.

Independent Colleges of Washington scholarship page

Applying for College

FAFSA- If you want to be considered for finanacial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Gear Up- Another site that will help you prepare for college. This one is hosted by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

AP Central- This is the place to go for information about Advanced Placement Tests.

International Baccalaureate- Information on IB programs.

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Independent Colleges of Washington

Gonzaga University
Heritage University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin's University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
University of Puget Sound
Walla Walla University
Whitman College
Whitworth University

Public Colleges and Universities
Washington Student Achievement Council Website


Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington