Financial Aid Programs

GET program logoMoney is available to help you go to college if you and your family cannot afford to pay the full cost. Financial aid includes grantsloanswork study, and scholarships, and can be either need-based or merit-basedIn Washington each financial aid program is an Opportunity Pathway.

Need-based aid is awarded to students who cannot pay for college without assistance and includes grants, loans, and work study.  Merit-based aid, generally  scholarships, is awarded to students based on academic, athletic, or other achievements or criteria.  Most students receive a combination of aid in what is called a financial aid package that is prepared by the financial aid office at your college, university, or career school.

Applying for Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions

State Financial Aid Programs

  American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  College Bound Scholarship

  Opportunity Grants - (administered by SBCTC)

  Opportunity Scholarship Program

  Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program

  State Need Grant

  State Work Study

  Washington Scholars

  WAVE (Washington Award for Vocational Excellence)

  WICHE Programs

Washington Conditional Loan Programs

  Aerospace Loan Program

  Future Teachers Conditional Scholarship and Loan Repayment
     - Alternative Routes and Educator Retooling
     - Other Teacher Opportunities

  GET Ready for Math and Science Conditional Scholarship

  Health Professional Loan Repayment/Scholarship Programs

  John R. Justice State Loan Repayment Program