Opportunity Grant

Students eligible for the Opportunity Grant may receive funds to cover 45 credits of tuition/mandatory fees and up to $1,000 for books and supplies. Support services such as tutoring, college success workshops, emergency child care, and emergency transportation are also part of the Opportunity Grant program. Due to limited availability of funds, submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

Who Qualifies?

  • Must be a Washington state resident student
  • Must have financial need based on the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid)
  • Must have earned less than an associate's degree
  • Must be enrolled in an Opportunity Grant-eligible program of study including:
    • Accounting- Clerk/Paraprofessional/Specialist
    • Allied Health-CNA, RN, Surgical Tech
    • Automotive- Auto Body Repair, Automotive Tech, FORD asset, ITEC, Maintenance Light Repair
    • Computer Network Technology
    • Construction- Commercial Building Engineer, Construction Management
    • Early Childhood Careers
  • Must have a family income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level

Income Limits

Size of Family Annual Limit Monthly Limit
1 $24,280 $2,023
2 $32,920 $2,743
3 $41,560 $3,463
4 $50,200 $4,183
5 $58,840 $4,903
6 $67,480 $5,623
7 $76,120 $6,343
8 $84,760 $7,063

Services Available

  • Eligible students may receive funds to cover tuition/mandatory fees and up to $1,000 for books and supplies for up to 45 college credits
  • Eligible students may also qualify for support services including:
    • Tutoring
    • College success workshops
    • Emergency child care
    • Emergency transportation
    • Emergency financial assistance

Apply & Contact

To apply or for additional information, please contact Kathy Tessier, Opportunity Grant case manager at 425-235-2352 ext. 5720.

Once the Opportunity Grant has reached capacity, a waitlist will be generated. In order to determine eligibility for the OG and be added to the waitlist, please complete the OG application and provide proof of residency and income. As the Opportunity Grant is a scholarship and has limited funds, being added to the waitlist does not guarantee that you will receive an OG award.