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12th Year Campaign Interest Form

12th Year Campaign Interest Form

The goal of the 12th Year Campaign is to have all high school seniors complete at least one college admissions and financial aid application. This campaign includes the American College Application Campaign, College Goal Washington, and Senior/College Signing Day. The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is leading this statewide campaign, and we invite all Washington high schools to participate.
Both the American College Application Campaign and College Goal Washington will now take place in October and November. The revised time frame reflects the deadline changes to the FAFSA and WASFA and provides more options for school participation. We recommend that after official campaign events, participating sites continue to help students focus on scholarship searches and assist them with financial aid applications and follow-up as needed.

12th Year Campaign Models
While not required, we strongly encourage participating in both the American College Application Campaign and College Goal Washington. For more information, please contact Christina Winstead, Program Associate for Outreach, at 360-753-7856 or
  1. Rainier Site Serve as a full 12th Year Campaign partner by participating in both the American College Application Campaign and College Goal Washington.
  2. Cascade Site Participate in College Goal Washington only.
  3. Chinook Site  Participate in your own college application and FAFSA/WASFA activities but want to utilize 12th Year Campaign materials and resources online.

American College Application Campaign
The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) seeks to increase the number of first generation and low-income students pursuing a postsecondary degree or credential. The campaign works to achieve this goal by providing support to students throughout their college application process.
Participating sites agree to:
  1. Participate in site lead training, to take place via webinar in September 2016.
  2. Participate in kickoff events during the first week of the campaign. On a school-designated day during the week, all school staff will wear college gear, educators will share their education or career pathways with students, and every student will participate in a 10-15 minute college/career exploration activity.
  3. Hold in-school activities during the month focused around college exploration, preparation, and application. School counselors will receive suggestions and resources for these activities in the College Application Campaign manual.
  4. Provide dedicated time, space, and help for students completing college applications. This could take place at a “College Application Event,” or through other means, such as in-class lessons. Sites that hold events will be asked to use an event sign-in sheet will be provided), and will be asked to report the aggregate data from the sign-in forms to the Washington Student Achievement Council.
  5. Conduct a student survey in the week following the campaign. Schools that return 10 or more student surveys will receive a school-specific campaign report. 

College Goal Washington (October - November)
College Goal Washington is a free, on-site program that helps students and families complete their financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Attendees receive assistance on completing an initial application and guidance on next steps in the financial aid process.  While we encourage events to take place during October and November, we are committed to supporting events all year.  Please research and partner with current regional efforts and appropriate events as possible in order to reduce duplicate events.
Participating sites agree to:
  1. Designate a site lead to coordinate the program at your site, including:
    1. Serve as the main contact person with WSAC staff.
    2. Set the event-day agenda.
    3. Recruit a team with the skills and knowledge to support the event.
  2. Participate in site lead training via webinar in September 2016.
  3. Participate in FAFSA and WASFA training via webinar in September 2016.
  4. Provide a computer lab for your College Goal Washington event.
  5. Recruit and train volunteers using WSAC-provided materials.
  6. Assist with the collection of evaluation data and forward all evaluation data to WSAC following the event. 
    In addition to training, participating College Goal Washington sites receive assistance finding trained financial aid experts and other volunteers for their event. Sites receive materials about financial aid,, and Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET). Participating sites will receive event promotion via the College Goal Washington website.

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