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Washington College Grant Eligibility & Awards

About the Washington College Grant

Washington College Grant (WCG) provides need-based financial aid to income-eligible resident students pursuing education beyond high school. Award amounts vary based on income, family size, and the school or program attended, as outlined below. 

For an overview of Washington College Grant, visit our WCG page.

Apprentices are encouraged to check with their program sponsor to ensure their participation in WCG for Apprenticeship.

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 academic year.

Financial Aid Calculator

Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WCG award. 

Washington College Grant Awards

Washington College Grant amounts vary by the type of school attended. Apprenticeship award amounts vary by sponsored program.**

The chart below shows the maximum award recipients may be eligible to receive if enrolled full time at a college. A print version of the chart is available here.

Washington College Grant
2022-23 Maximum Award Amounts*

Institution

Award

Public Research:  
University of Washington $11,705
Washington State University $11,284
Public Comprehensive:  
Central Washington University $7,553
Eastern Washington University $7,095
The Evergreen State College $7,613
Western Washington University $7,781
Private Four-Year:        
Independent/Private Four-Year Nonprofit Universities and Colleges $9,739
Independent/Private Four-Year For-Profit Universities and Colleges $8,517
WGU Washington $5,619
Community and Technical Colleges:  
Community and Technical Colleges $4,466
CTC Applied Baccalaureate Programs $7,161
Private Two-Year:  
Private Two-Year Nonprofit Colleges $3,694
Private Two-Year For-Profit Colleges $2,823
Tribal Colleges:  
Northwest Indian College $3,694

  *Award amounts noted above represent the maximum possible WCG award. Actual WCG award amounts may vary due to individual campus awarding policies.  
** Each apprenticeship program for each sponsor will have a WSAC-provided award chart.
 

2022-23 Maximum Award Amounts by Income Range

Median Family Income (MFI) Range % of Award

 

0-60%
100%
61-65%
60%
66-70%
50%
71-75%
24.5%
76-100%
10%

 

2022-23 Median Family Income (MFI) Levels for Washington College Grant (WCG) and College Bound Scholarship (CBS) Eligibility

MFIs for 2022-23
(rounded to nearest $500)
Family Size
60%
65%
(CBS Max.)
70%
(WCG only)
75%
(WCG only)
100% (WCG only - Maximum)
1
$33,500
$36,000
$39,000
$42,000
$55,500
2
$43,500
$47,500
$51,000
$54,500
$73,000
3
$54,000
$58,500
$63,000
$67,500
$90,000
4
$64,500
$69,500
$75,000
$80,500
$107,000
5
$74,500
$80,500
$87,000
$93,000
$124,000
6
$85,000
$92,000
$99,000
$106,000
$141,500

Note: For family size up to 20, view the complete 2022-23 MFI eligibility chart. For reference, the 2021-22 MFI eligibility chart is also available.

 

2021-22 Eligibility & Awards