College Achievement Night

Media Contacts:
Erin Tofte-Nordvik, office of diversity, equity and inclusion director, 509.682.6868
Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

November 17, 2016

High school seniors and others planning on taking college courses during the 2017-2018 academic year are encouraged to attend College Achievement Night, a hands-on college financial aid completion event at Wenatchee Valley College. The event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall on the Wenatchee campus.

In the past, the college has hosted this event in January or February; however, due to changes at the national level in the FAFSA process, the event will be held earlier. Now, the FAFSA submission starts Oct. 1 for the following school year, and students will use earlier tax information to complete the forms.

Students unable to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status may instead complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), which provides state funds to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility and residency requirements.

Assistance will be offered in both English and Spanish at the event. Activities for young children will be provided.

Participants will also be able to learn about college preparation, WVC admissions and programs, and about the College Assistance Migrant Program* (CAMP).

Prospective students and families need to bring the following to the event:

  • 2015 income tax forms and those of your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Federal student aid user ID (register for your FSA ID at
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s license
  • U.S. Resident Card number (if applicable)
  • Untaxed income (untaxed social security benefits, TANF benefits, child support received etc.)
  • Other financial information (W2’s, net worth of real estate property, value of other investments such as stocks and bonds, etc.)

WVC’s priority financial aid application deadline is March 15.

*CAMP is fully-funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.