Financial Aid Overview
State Financial Aid Programs: Washington Opportunity Pathways
The Washington Student Achievement Council administers the majority of the state’s student financial aid programs, which are known collectively as Opportunity Pathways. These programs help tens of thousands of students annually earn college credits, certificates, and degrees.
Need-based grant for low-income undergraduates whose current income is at or below 70% of median family income.
Need-based grant for low-income undergraduates whose current income is at or below 65% of median family income.
Part-time employment opportunities for low- and middle-income undergraduate and graduate students. Leverages employer contributions (includes approximately $5 million).
Scholarships and support services for eligible former foster youth.
Scholarships for needy undergraduate students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community.
Loan repayment assistance for health professionals serving in critical shortage areas.
Loan repayment for public defenders and prosecutors.
Loan program for certificate training program.
Supports prospective and current teachers to obtain shortage-area endorsements.