Washington College Grant

The Washington College Grant provides need-based financial aid to students from Washington’s lowest-income families pursuing postsecondary education.

Currently more than 65 institutions of higher education — public and private two-and four-year institutions — participate in the Washington College Grant program.

Eligibility is limited to a household income that is less than 70% of the state’s median household income (MFI). Students with incomes below 50% of MFI will get the maximum award amount.

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How much is the Washington College Grant? #

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Award amounts vary by the type of school enrolled — ranging from $2,823 to $11,339 for full-time undergraduates. The chart here shows the maximum award recipients may be eligible to receive, if enrolled full time.

How do I get a Washington State Grant? #

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  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  2. Must be a resident of Washington
  3. Must be classified as an undergraduate student
  4. Be admitted and enrolled full-time at an approved Washington college or university
  5. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA

How do I apply for Washington State grant? #

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Completing the FAFSA is the first step of the application process. If you can’t fill out the FAFSA due to immigration status, you can apply by submitting the WASFA.