Washington College Grant

The Washington College Grant provides guaranteed college funding to all eligible residents of Washington State, including low- and middle-income students.

What is the Washington College Grant?

Starting in Fall 2020, the Washington College Grant guarantees that eligible Washington students will receive the full award that they qualify for and all eligible students will be served. Based on your eligibility, the grant will cover all (or some) of the cost of tuition and state-mandated fees. As a grant, this is “free money” and does not need to be paid back.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is as easy as applying for Financial Aid. The Financial Aid department then works with you and determines your eligibility.

Grays Harbor’s Federal School Code: 003779

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If you are not eligible for federal financial aid, due to immigration status, you should complete the WASFA.

How Much Grant Money Will I Get?

The award is dependent on your personal situation, but a family of four with a median family income of $53,300 or less will receive a full financial aid award that covers the full cost of tuition plus state-mandated fees. A middle-income family of four making up to about $92,000 will qualify for a partial award.

Essentially, families can make more money and still qualify for financial aid.

Estimated 2020-21 Washington College Grant Award Amounts for 3 Quarters

Percentage of personal income based on a Median Family Income of approximately $92,000
(full award)
(70% of
full award)
61% - 65%
(60% of
full award)
66% - 70%
(50% of
full award)
71% - 75%
(24.5% of
full award)
76% - 100%
(10% of
full award)

GHC Two-Year

$4,219 $2,953 $2,531 $1,847 $1034


GHC Applied Bachelor $6,764 $4,735 $4,058 $3,382 $1,657


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Note: These are only estimates. Award amounts will be finalized when the 2020 legislative session has concluded.

* The Median Family Income is determined each academic year by the Washington Student Achievement Council for financial aid purposes.