What is an Opportunity Grant?
The Opportunity Grant program helps low-income students complete up to one year of college and a certificate in a high-wage, high-demand career.
To be eligible, you must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA, for undocumented students); demonstrate unmet financial need.
- Be a Washington state resident student as defined by law.
- Have an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (see the US Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines).
- Maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
- Funding for tuition and fees up to 45 credits (one year, full time).
- Funding for required books and supplies up to $1,000.
- You may also be able to get:
- Career advising
- College success classes
- Emergency child care
- Emergency transportation
- An industry mentor, through the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's Opportunity Partnership Program
Contact the Opportunity Grant Coordinator at your community or technical college. The coordinator will help you apply and tell you which programs qualify.
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If you have questions about financial aid, call the financial aid office at the college of your choice.
You can also contact Student Financial Assistance at the Washington Student Achievement Council at email@example.com or 888-535-0747.
Last Modified: 7/12/23, 1:30 PM