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Washington College Grant

The Washington College Grant (WCG) is one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. People of all ages from low- and middle-income families may qualify to receive money for college, career training, and participating apprenticeships. Funding is guaranteed to eligible students. Award amounts vary based on income, family size, and the school or program attended.

Who is eligible

An eligible person from a family of four making around $56,000 or less per year would receive a full award. Partial grants are available for families making up to the state’s median family income, around $102,000 per year.  Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WCG award. Recipients must meet program requirements and attend an approved institution or program. Learn more about WCG eligibility and awards.

What is covered

The maximum award amount will cover full tuition at any approved/eligible in-state public college or university, including community or technical colleges, or provide a comparable amount toward tuition and other education-related costs at an approved private college or career training program. The state is in the process of identifying eligible non-campus-based apprenticeship programs. Recipients can use WCG for an approved credential or degree, up to a first bachelor's degree.

How to apply

There is no separate application for the Washington College Grant. Students should complete a state or federal financial aid application, which colleges will use to determine eligibility and make awards. For non-campus-based apprenticeship programs, please contact the program provider.

Financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open. It's not too late to apply for spring or summer quarter of 2021.

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