Reports and Publications

Below are reports produced by the Washington Student Achievement Council since its inception on July 1, 2012. Reports and publications produced by its predecessor agency, the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB), can be found in our archives.

Financial Aid & Affordability

Reports pertaining to financial aid & affordability:

Aerospace Training Student Loan Program Report (2014) (2013) (2012)
State Need Grant Legislative Report (2014
State Need Grant Survey: Final Report (2014)
State Need Grant Less-Than-Half-Time Pilot Project Report (2013)
Student Financial Aid and Access Programs Annual Report: 2011-12 and 2012-13 (2013)
Access, Affordability, Achievement: Annual Report on State Financial Aid Programs (2012)
Higher Education Loan Program Report (2012)
State Need Grant Policy Review (2012)

Policy & Research

Diversity & Equity

Access and Diversity in the Running Start Program (2014)
Collaborative Efforts to Improve Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (2013)
Educational Attainment for All: Diversity and Equity in Washington State Higher Education (2013)

Dual Credit

Advanced Placement and College Credit: Policy Brief (2014)
Credit-by-Exam Acceptance Policies (2014)

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment: Workgroup Progress Report (2015) (2013) (2012)

System Design & Funding

A Skilled and Educated Workforce (2015) (2013)
Enrollment Report (2015) (2014)


Transfer Report: A Review of Improvement in Transfer (2015) (2013) (2011)

Tuition & Fees

National Tuition and Fee Report (2014) (2013)


GED Test Changes and Attainment (2016)
College Readiness (2016)
Reciprocity Report (2015)
Key Facts About Higher Education in Washington (2012)

Roadmap & Strategic Planning


2015 Roadmap Progress Report
Postsecondary Success Issue Brief
Some College, No Degree: A look at those who left early


2014 Strategic Action Plan


2013 Roadmap Report
Accountable Funding - Issue Brief
Affordability - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Capturing the Potential of Technology - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Demand and Capacity - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Early Learning - Issue Brief  & Policy Options
High School to Postsecondary Alignment - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Outreach and Support - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Remedial Education - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Skills and Knowledge - Issue Brief & Policy Options


2012 Strategic Action Plan