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State Aid Information

College Bound Scholarship

The College Bound Scholarship Program was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2007. It is managed by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). The goal of the program was, and is, to provide financial assistance to low-income, middle-school students who have a dream of attaining a college education.

For program coverage information, eligibility requirements, and information on how to sign up, visit Student Financial Services.

For any additional information or questions about the College Bound Scholarship Program at WSU, please contact Student Financial Services.

Washington College Grant

The Washington College Grant program helps the state’s lowest-income undergraduate students pursue degrees, hone skills, or retrain for new careers. Students can use the grants at eligible institutions in Washington. The Washington College Grant program provides need-based financial aid to income-eligible students pursuing post-secondary education. Eligible students have a household income that is less than 70 percent of the state’s median family income.

For more information regarding eligibility, how to apply, and other general information, please visit ReadySetGrad

Students who receive the Washington College Grant will need to comply with the conditions below. For questions or if a student is no longer able to comply with these conditions, contact Student Financial Services. 

Washington College Grant Statement of Educational Purpose

Students who receive the Washington College Grant will need to comply with the conditions below. For questions or if a student is no longer able to comply with these conditions, contact Student Financial Services. 

The State of Washington requires students receiving state aid to review the following conditions each year:

By accepting state financial aid, you agree to the conditions listed below:

  1. You must meet the requirements for Washington State residency.
  2. You do not owe a repayment to any federal or state grant or scholarship nor are you in default on a state or federal student loan.
  3. You must be enrolled in an eligible program and not be pursuing a degree in theology.
  4. If you hold a bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent, or in some circumstances if you are pursuing a second associate degree within five years of earning an associate degree, you are not eligible to receive state grant funds.
  5. If you do not attend or if you withdraw from your classes, you may owe a repayment of all or part of any state funds you have received.
  6. You must maintain the academic progress standards established by your institution in order to receive additional state aid.
  7. There could be other circumstances that would require a repayment or reduction in your current award amounts.
  8. You must meet all eligibility requirements for the state aid program(s) awarded.
  9. The offer of this financial assistance is subject to, and conditioned upon, the availability of funds. Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the institution through which the grant, scholarship, or work-study is awarded, reserve the right to withdraw, reduce, or modify the awards due to funding limitations or due to changes in circumstances which affect your eligibility for the program(s).

Additional Information on Washington College Grant: 

You may choose to voluntarily make financial contributions to WSAC (Washington Student Achievement Council) in recognition of the assistance that you received. All voluntary contributions will be used to provide financial assistance to other students. Please contact finaid@wsac.wa.gov for more information.

If you have questions or find that you cannot comply with these conditions, please contact Student Financial Services.