Financial Aid Overview

Washington Opportunity Pathways LogoState 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.

Public Purpose

Program

2017-18

 Anticipated Expenditures

Estimated Recipients

Need-Based/
Access

State Need Grant
Need-based grant for low-income undergraduates whose current income is at or below 70% of median family income.

$299 million

69,400

College Bound Scholarship
Need-based grant for low-income undergraduates whose current income is at or below 65% of median family income.

$21.5 million

17,500

State Work Study
Part-time employment opportunities for low- and middle-income undergraduate and graduate students. Funds include about $5 million in employer contributions.

$12.5 million

4,500

Passport to College Program for Foster Youth
Scholarships and support services for eligible former foster youth.

$1.3 million

375

Merit

American Indian Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships for needy undergraduate students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community.

$17,225

14

Targeted Workforce

Health Professional Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs
Loan repayment assistance for health professionals serving in critical shortage areas.

Federal/State Loan Repayment Program (FSLRP)
Federal/state match funds. Funds obligated 2016-17 and disbursed 2017-19.

Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
State-only funds. Funds obligated in 2016-17 and disbursed 2017-20.


 

$1.05 million

 

$4.685 million


 

20

 

75

Aerospace Loan Program
Loan program for certificate training program.

$100,000

13

Alternative Routes to Teaching
Supports prospective and current teachers to obtain shortage-area endorsements.

$1.4 million

230

Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant
Encourages students to enroll in teacher preparation programs and serve in teacher shortage areas. Funds obligated 2016-17 and disbursed 2017-18.

$468,380

50


2016-17 Need-Based Program Expenditures by Sector
 

 

State Need Grant

College Bound Scholarship

State Work Study

Passport to College

Sector

Grants to Students

Served Students

Unserved Students

Grants to Students

Served Students

Gross Earnings

Served Students

Grants to Students

Served Students

Public Research

$110,601,546 13,842 4,354 $7,563,133 4,798 $1,736,070 572 $183,749 43

Public Comprehensive

$52,438,810 10,164 3,564 $2,770,928 3,057 $2,061,224 638 $164,887 45

Private Four-Year

$31,931,023 5,219 1,542 $4,756,536 1,358 $3,150,855 1,047 $103,869 27

Public Community & Technical Colleges

$89,131,081 38,406 11,102 $4,726,264 6,747 $4,963,250 1,881 $688,142 216

Private Two-Year

$3,261,960 1,315 291 $272,423 228 $0 0 $19,500 4

Totals (Unduplicated)

$287,364,421

68,522

20,770

$20,089,283

15,979

$11,911,399

4,133

$1,160,147

334

Also available: 2016-17 Need-Based Program Expenditures by Institution