The Opportunity Grant can help low income adults with tuition, fees and book costs if they are enrolled in an approved Career/Technical program of study and meet all the student eligibility requirements.
Opportunity Grant eligibility is based on the following:
- Must be a Washington state resident as defined in RCW 28B.15.012.
- Enroll in an Opportunity Grant eligible program of study.
- Have family income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Refer to 'OG Poverty Guidelines' in the 'SEE ALSO' section on the right side of this page.
- Must have financial need based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Must be in satisfactory academic progress and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
- Not earned a Bachelor's degree or higher.
If you qualify for the Opportunity Grant, you can receive Opportunity Grant funds for tuition and fees up to 45 credits and no longer than 3 years from the initial receipt of the grant funds. In addition, Opportunity Grant students may receive up to $ 1000.00 per academic year for required textbooks.
Eligible Programs of Study:
- Natural Resources
Undocumented Students: Visit the Residency Requirements of Financial Aid.
I-Best Students: Refer to the I-Best selection
Funding Workshop for New Students
To apply for Opportunity Grant funding, sign up to attend a Go 2 College Free Workshop.
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