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Grants


The grants listed below are based on need and do not have to be repaid. The Pell Grant and State Need Grant are available only to students who have not received a previous bachelor's degree. The State Need Grant also requires residency in Washington for one year.

FEDERAL PELL GRANTS
Eligibility is determined from the information provided on the FAFSA. The maximum award for full-time, full year attendance 2014-2015 is $5,730.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)
This is a federal grant program that permits GHC to make awards to students with exceptional financial need who are unlikely to be able to attend without such assistance. These grants go to Pell Grant recipients first. These grants range between $100 and $4,000 per year.

WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANTS
Aid under the State Need Grant Program is available from funds provided by the State of Washington and is awarded by GHC. Eligibility is based on family size and income. The amount of the award is based on the number of credits in which you are enrolled. A student may not start a new associate degree program as a state need grant recipient until at least five years have elapsed since earning an associate degree as a need grant recipient.

OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The Project Success Opportunity Grant program is intended to assist low-income students enrolled in college for training in high-wage, high-demand career pathways. Students must be a resident of Washington for at least one year. The eligible pathways are: Automotive, Accounting, Carpentry, Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Criminal Justice, Diesel, Energy Technology, RN Nursing. Welding. Students who qualify for the Project Success Opportunity Grant program may be eligible to receive assistance with tuition, fees, books, and some supplies. Please contact the office located in room 1510 in the Spellman Library or call 360-538-4155.

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This program encourages low-income, middle school students in Washington State to choose a path that will lead to educational success after high school. It promises tuition (at public institution rates) and a small book allowance for income eligible students who sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of trouble, and successfully apply to a higher education institution when they graduate from high school. For more information please visit the official College Bound website.

TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS
The Washington Legislature permits all community colleges to waive resident tuition fees for financially deserving students. The number of waivers that may be awarded each year is limited.