Spanish FAFSA/WASFA informational webinar March 17

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FAFSA/WASFA Informational webinar in Spanish, students bring your parents or guardians for a chance to win $100! 

Read the Spanish version of this press release.

***If you are unable to attend this event but would still like help (in English or Spanish) with FAFSA/WASFA please contact the Financial Aid Office at Big Bend at (509) 793-2088 or by email at***

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North Central Wash. – GWATA and The Apple STEM Network partnered with the Promotoras de Salud to host a FAFSA/WAFSA event entirely in Spanish to ensure more students, and families, in our region know how to access financial aid. Each year, the reality is hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for college goes unawarded.

Participants will learn what exactly FAFSA/WASFA is and how to apply. Panel members include families with students who have yet to apply as well as those who were successful in their application process and are now in university or recent graduates. Each will share their financial aid experience and successes.

Students and parents can join this webinar panel discussion Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 pm to learn the how to’s for filing FAFSA and WASFA applications. Students, bring your parents or guardians for a chance to win $100.

FAFSA is the form students need to fill out to be eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college. Each year, over 13 million students who file the FAFSA get more than $120 billion in grants, work-study, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, many scholarship programs use financial aid eligibility as a qualifier for specific awards.

The WAFSA is Washington State Financial Aid for DREAMers. Eligibility for several Washington State financial aid programs has been expanded to include students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status. Students who meet individual program, income, or residency requirements for the State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study, or Passport Scholarship should complete the free WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to apply for state financial aid.

Financial aid is available to cover tuition, program costs, and living expenses for students to use toward certificates, college degrees, and apprenticeships. There is no cost to apply, and applying for financial aid does not commit a student to any given career path. To be eligible for an award, students must file an application by June 30, 2021.

This webinar is open to the public, students and parents are encouraged to join in. The event will be moderated by Dr. Ruben Reyes, a Quincy High School and University of Washington Dental School graduate.

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About AppleSTEM

The Apple STEM Network is a regional alliance of K-12, Higher Ed, and community partners in North Central Washington. We represent a diverse region with tremendous potential for the STEM industry in agriculture, energy, and innovation. With our collective effort, we intend to: provide a constructive support system for educators who aim to meet the rising challenge for all students to develop 21st-century skills and STEM literacy, to integrate community mentorship, and promote authentic project-based learning and field experiences for all levels of education, and engage students in exploring the world of opportunities on the horizon through STEM. For more information visit


Since 1999, GWATA (the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance) has served as the region’s tech alliance, championing growth and development in North Central Washington. As a 501(c)3, GWATA’s mission is to bring together people and resources in technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education. For more information visit

About Promotoras de Salud

Promotores de Salud builds on community strengths to improve health in underserved communities. Salud’s programs provide peer health education, increase access to health resources, and bring community members together with health providers, employers, and policymakers to create positive changes.

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