Federal Pell Grants

The Pell Grant program is a type of post-secondary, educational federal grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Grants are awarded based on a “financial need” formula determined by the U.S. Congress using criteria submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

State Need Grants

The State Need 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 public two-year and four year colleges and universities and many accredited independent colleges, universities, and career schools in Washington.

Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants

The FSEOG Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education.

Worker Retraining Grants

Worker Retraining is designed to help unemployed individuals acquire the skills and training required to return to work. For more information, contact Magdalena Moulton at 509.524.4790 or at [email protected].

Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant

Academic Competitiveness Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award. An Academic Competitiveness Grant will provide up to $750 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and who had successfully completed a rigorous high school program, as determined by the state or local education agency and recognized by the Secretary of Education.