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Unemployed or underemployed adults seeking a certificate or degree in a high demand career may be eligible for help with college expenses under the Opportunity Grant Program. The grant provides individualized support services, along with funding for tuition and fees, books, and/or tools for up to 45 credits.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Washington resident
  • Completion of the FAFSA
  • Enroll in an approved program
  • Complete at least 50% of credits attempted
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Meet all attendance requirements

Preference given to applicants:

  • From the Adult Basic Education (GED)/English as Second Language program, or
  • With no college experience or having earned less than 45 college credits, or
  • Identifying as first generation students,
  • Identifying as an I-BEST student in selected high demand programs.

  Complete the online application

  • Apply for Opportunity Grant and get help paying for school.

  Get help with books, tools & fees

  • Already enrolled in Opportunity Grant? Fill out the online funding request.

Note: For help with books, please obtain a list of your required books and prices from the LCC Bookstore.


  Complete the Application

Print and bring your completed application to the Career Center located in the Admissions Center.

  Complete la aplicación

Traer su solicitud para el centro de carreras ubicado en el centro de admisión.

  Attend an Opportunity Grant Information Session - required

If you believe you are eligible and would like to submit your application at the information session, please print and bring the application with you.

Eligible Programs

Do I Qualify?

Take a survey to see if you qualify for the program or other services.

It's short, free and anonymous.

If you pre-qualify, you can sign up for planning workshops!

Click the image below to take the survey:

SNQ


Contact Opportunity Grant

  Darren Schwegler, Educational Planner

   (360) 442-2338
  dschwegler@lowercolumbia.edu 

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