Yakima Valley College

A student walks past Glenn Anthon Hall on the Yakima Valley College campus. (Shawn Gust, Yakima Herald-Republic file)

Yakima Valley College is hosting a series of free workshops this fall and winter to help students tackle the paperwork required to apply for financial aid.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA) are the gateway for students who need help with the costs of post high school education, and at the workshops volunteers will be on hand to help students and answer questions about the process.

Workshops will be held at both the Yakima and Grandview campuses:

Yakima — South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Deccio Higher Education Center, Room 210:

  • Fall

: Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 4;

  • Winter

: Jan. 15, 2020; Feb. 12, 2020; March 4, 2020

  • 2-6 p.m.
  • Grandview — 500 W. Main St. Main Building, Room 123: Fall

: Oct. 10, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 19;

  • Winter

: Jan. 23, 2020; Jan. 30, 2020; Feb. 21, 2020

  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Most students under the age of 23 will need to bring details about their parents’ income, along with any income they’ve earned in the past year. But organizers say it’s OK to attend even if those documents aren’t immediately available.

The Washington College Grant has expanded eligibility to include qualifying noncitizen students who meet residency requirements.

Information: 509-574-4701 or 509-834-4502.