Career & College

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid on time is important. Even if you don't qualify for any financial aid, your FAFSA application will still be used in applying for scholarships, grants, work-study, student employment and student loans. If you miss the FAFSA priority funding deadline, you may not be considered for all financial aid programs.

As part of your application, you'll create a FAFSA ID. This ID will allow you to access your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 


The FAFSA priority funding deadline is the date by which the school must receive your FAFSA data from the federal processor. The Career Centers recommend that you submit your FAFSA by Jan. 1, or no later than one month before your college's deadline.


There are many scholarships available to students to help them in paying for college. If you are counting on using scholarship money for college, be prepared to write the required essays and fill out applications. Pay attention to deadlines, and do your best to stay organized if you are applying for several scholarships. To find out more about applying for scholarships, contact your career counselor. 


Debbie Smith
Kamiakin High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-5376
Cassandra Miller
Kennewick High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-7019
Elizabeth Garza
Southridge High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-5427