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Washington College Grant

Free money for college

The Washington College Grant (WCG) provides guaranteed college funding through the state to all eligible residents of Washington State, including low- and middle-income students. The first step toward getting funding through the grant is to complete a federal or state financial aid application: FAFSA or WASFA.

For those who qualify, the grant guarantees that you’ll get the full Washington College Grant award that you qualify for, eliminating waitlists and letting you start college any semester with your full WCG grant award.


White text over red background: WCG funding is "free money" and does not need to be paid back!

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Connect with staff from the Office of Financial Aid and we can help walk you through filling out the FAFSA or WASFA.

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How much grant money will I qualify for?

As your income goes up, the award amounts go down. A family of four making $50,500 or less will receive a full financial-aid award that covers the full cost of tuition plus state-mandated fees. A family of four making up to $92,000 will get a partial award. Visit the WSAC for a full table of awards.

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Can I only use the WCG at Saint Martin's?

No, the WCG preserves all the flexible ways financial aid can be used in Washington State so you can pursue the path that fits you best — whether it means a certificate, two-year degree, four-year degree, or an apprenticeship.

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Is the WCG different than the Washington State Need Grant?

The WCG replaces the State Need Grant, providing guaranteed funding to everyone who qualifies and expanding funding to middle-income families, or those making up to 100% of the median family income, while the State Need Grant capped at 70%.

Questions? Contact us!