What is Otterbot?
Otterbot is a free texting service designed to help Washington students navigate financial aid for college and career education. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281.
How does Otterbot work?
After a student signs up for Otter, they will receive periodic messages with need-to-know financial aid information, resources, suggestions, dates, and deadlines. When a student gets a text from Otter, they may follow-up with questions by replying directly to the message.
Students can also text Otter at any time for help; it will provide them with answers or direct them to helpful resources. If Otter receives a question it cannot answer, it will send the message to a financial aid expert from the Washington Student Achievement Council.
Otterbot was created in 2019 to support students who have signed up for the College Bound Scholarship, and is managed by AdmitHub and the Washington Student Achievement Council. Our combined partnership ensures Washington students have access to helpful financial aid resources any time they need support.