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

2019-20

Anticipated Expenditures

Estimated Recipients

Need-Based/
Access

Washington College Grant (formerly State Need Grant)
Need-based grant for resident undergraduates whose current income is at or below 100% of median family income.

$377 million

80,000

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

$19.5 million

19,000

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

4,200

Passport to Careers
Scholarships and support services for eligible former foster youth.

Passport to College Promise Program
Scholarships to students.

Passport to College Promise Program
Funding for institutions to provide support services.

Passport to Apprenticeship Opportunities
Funding for students pursuing apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships.

Supplemental Education and Transition Plan (SETuP)
Funding for college preparation support and postsecondary plan initiation.

 

 

 

$1.81 million
 

$817,000
 

$242,088
 

$386,000

 

 

485
 

460


 


342

Washington Dual Enrollment Scholarship Pilot Program
Need-based grant to provide assistance to low-income high school students enrolled in College in the High School, Running Start, or select pilot locations.

$758,000

2,727

Merit

American Indian Endowed Scholarship
Competitive scholarship for high-achieving, low-income resident students, who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community within the state.

$15,200

13

Targeted Workforce

Washington Health Corps
Loan repayment assistance for health professionals serving in critical shortage areas.

State Health Program (SHP)
State-only funds. Funds obligated 2019-20 to be disbursed over three-year service obligation.

Behavioral Health Program (BHP)
State-only funds. Funds obligated 2019-20 to be disbursed over three-year service obligation.

Federal Health Program (FHP)
Federal/state match funds. Funds obligated in 2019-20 to be disbursed over two-year service obligation.




$4.35 million


$1.0 million

 

$1.5 million




60


20

 

30

Aerospace Loan Program
Loan program for certificate training program.

$150,000

30

Teacher Conditional Scholarships and Grant Programs
Support prospective and current teachers to obtain credentials and shortage-area endorsements.

$2.6 million

325


2017-18 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

Incentive Grants

Grants to Students

Served Students

Public Research

$115,443,544 14,063 5,576 $9,782,872 5,815 $1,821,655 514 $48,250 $133,708 33

Public Comprehensive

$54,561,206 10,236 4,040 $3,918,240 3,657 $2,511,181 676 $44,500 $151,579 35

Private Four-Year

$35,915,501 5,289 2,136 $4,303,589 1,573 $2,962,115 1,010 $29,250 $92,853 25

Public Community & Technical Colleges

$90,433,610 37,840 10,592 $5,734,689 7,802 $5,179,677 1,898 $178,000 $529,791 168

Private Two-Year

$2,704,217 1,052 306 $251,003 221 $28,760 10 $0 $7,500 2

Totals (Unduplicated)

$299,058,078

68,198

22,611

$24,152,156

18,856

$12,503,388

4,103

$300,000

$915,431

260

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