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

Financial Aid & Affordability:

Access, Affordability, Achievement: Annual Report on State Financial Aid Programs (2012
Aerospace Training Student Loan Program Report (2017)
Affordability Framework (2016)
College Bound Scholarship (2018) (2017)
College Bound Senior Counts and FAFSA Completion (2019)
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) SB  5954 Legislative Report (2016)
Higher Education Loan Program Report (2012)
Passport to College Promise: Program Update (2017)
State Need Grant Legislative Report (2014
State Need Grant Policy Review (2012)
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)
Student Teaching Grant (2017)
Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant (2018)


Policy & Research

Diversity & Equity

College Bound Scholarship Postsecondary Enrollment (2017)
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

Dual Credit Report (2016)
Advanced Placement and College Credit: Policy Brief (2014)
Credit-by-Exam Acceptance Policies (2014)

Prior Learning Assessment

Academic Credit for Prior Learning (2018)
Prior Learning Assessment: Workgroup Progress Report (2017) (2016) (2015) (2013) (2012)

System Design & Funding

A Skilled and Educated Workforce (2017) (2015) (2013)
Regional Educational Needs Assessment (2017)
Situation Assessment of the Regulation of For-Profit and Private Vocational Schools in Washington (2016)
Southeast King County Higher Education Needs Assessment and Operating Plan Report (2016)
For-Profit Degree-Granting Institutions and Private Vocational Schools In Washington - Phase II Report (2017)


Transfer Report: A Review of Improvement in Transfer (2019(2017) (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

Strategic Action Plans

Strategic Action Plan (2019-21)(2017-19) (2015-17) (2012)

Roadmap Updates and Supporting Briefs

Roadmap Progress Report (2017) (2015)
Postsecondary Success Issue Brief
Some College, No Degree: A look at those who left early

Roadmap Report

Roadmap Report (2013)
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

Issue Briefs and Milestone Reports

Issue Briefs 

Increasing financial aid applications pays off in student success (2019)