Apply for Fall Quarter Financial Aid by June 1
Starting fall quarter, more students will have access to college funding through financial aid. That’s because the new Washington College Grant, formerly known as the State Need Grant, expands access to households making a higher income.
The financial aid money can be used for any education after high school, including college, apprenticeship or other training.
Unlike student loans, the Washington College Grant is money for your education that you don’t need to pay back if you are eligible and meet the financial aid criteria.
Eligible students with a household income of up to 100% of the median family income will now qualify, as opposed to those with an income of 70% in years past.
This means an eligible student from a family of four making $53,000 or less per year could receive a maximum financial aid award that covers the cost of tuition.* Partial grants are available for families making up to the state’s median family income of $97,000 per year.
You can compare 2019-2020 eligibility requirements with the new 2020-2021 income thresholds.
The best part? There is no separate application to receive Washington College Grant funding. Students should simply fill out a state (WASFA) or federal financial aid (FAFSA) application by the fall quarter financial aid priority due date, June 1, 2020.
The best part? There is no separate application to receive Washington College Grant funding. Students should simply fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), which serves undocumented individuals and select non-citizens, and submit any required documents by the fall quarter financial aid priority due date, June 1, 2020.
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*Meeting these requirements does not guarantee eligibility. Actual eligibility will be determined at time of review.