Apprenticeship Program Providers
Washington College Grant for Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship program providers will soon be able to offer their apprentices financial aid similar to what college students can receive.
The Washington College Grant for Apprenticeship (WCG-A) will support income-eligible apprentices enrolled in approved registered apprenticeship programs. The grant can cover tuition, instructional fees, and materials.
Apprenticeship program providers will need to apply to participate. Providers must demonstrate administrative capability to participate.
What is the process for program providers to be approved to participate in WCG-A?
1. Apprenticeship program providers must be registered with and approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council and cannot be in probationary status.
2. Providers must then apply to the Washington Student Achievement Council in order to participate in WCG-A.
3. Once approved, providers may offer WCG-A to eligible apprentices.
What is the “administrative capability” that participating providers must demonstrate?
At a minimum, participating providers will need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to:
- Promote, collect, and review financial aid applications.
- Determine program costs relevant to WCG-A, such as instructional costs/tuition, equipment, and supplies.
- Request payment via an online portal.
- Meet reporting requirements.