What is College Goal Washington?

College Goal Washington helps students get money for college.

College Goal Washington is a free, on-site program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that is required to apply for federal financial assistance for higher education. The annual College Goal Washington events take place throughout January and February at numerous locations across Washington state. Students receive step-by-step instructions for successfully completing and submitting their FAFSA.

If you are a student and haven't made a decision about college, attend a College Goal Washington event near you. Filling out the FAFSA doesn't obligate you to anything. Whether you choose a traditional college, community college, vocational or technical school, College Goal Washington can help you get money for higher education.

Most higher education students receive financial aid! 63 percent of college and university students receive an average of $7,400 a year to help pay for college. So find out what to bring, and register to attend now. (Registration is not required, but it tells us how many people to expect.)


We need educators’ help in encouraging high school seniors and their parents to attend College Goal Washington. To volunteer, or to host a College Goal Washington event, please contact us via email.

College Goal Washington views partnerships with educators as critical to the success of our program. We understand how difficult it is to provide students with all the information they need to access the college of their choice. College Goal Washington aims to ensure your students and their families are connected to the information and resources they need to successfully pay for college, and achieve their higher education goals.