The Washington College Grant (formerly the State Need Grant) extends financial aid
for more low to middle-income families in Washington state than ever before, providing
free or low-cost college for eligible students.
If you are still in high school, LCC's Running Start program may be right for you. Running Start allows eligible juniors and seniors to take college
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A family of four making $64,500 or less is eligible for a full financial aid award.
A family of four making $107,000 or less is eligible for a partial financial aid award.
Programs that are at least 24 credits and 15 weeks in length are financial aid eligible.
Along with providing guaranteed funding for eligible students and expanding financial
aid for middle-income families, the Washington College Grant also offers flexibility
for students to find the path that fits them, covering certificates, two-year degrees,
four-year degrees and/or apprenticeships.
The maximum award amount will cover full tuition at any in-state public college or
university, including community or technical colleges, or provide a comparable amount
toward tuition and other education-related costs at an approved private college or
career training program.
An eligible student from a family of four making around $64,500 or less per year would
receive a full award. Partial grants are available for families making up to the state's
median family income, around $107,000 per year.
Amounts vary based on income, family size, and the school or program attended. Recipients
must meet program requirements and attend an approved institution or program. Learn more about eligibility and awards.
There is no separate application for the Washington College Grant! Students should
complete a state or federal financial aid application, which colleges will use to determine eligibility and make awards.
For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (360) 442-2390 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about LCC's Running Start program for eligible high school juniors and
seniors, please visit lowercolumbia.edu/running-start.