13th Year
Student Information & FAQ

Student Information

 

Ingraham High School Students and Families:

All Ingraham High School seniors are encouraged to apply for the 13th Year Promise Scholarship. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship is not a merit or need-based scholarship; students may receive the scholarship regardless of grade point average or family income.  Students must successfully complete enrollment steps such as admissions, financial aid, orientation, and registration (see program requirements and deadlines below). Students must participate in the Readiness Academy throughout their senior year which helps students in each of the steps to enroll. The Readiness Academy includes several workshops throughout the year, field trips to the college for placement testing and enrollment, and culminates in an intensive multi-day transition program so that students become acclimated to the college campus.

Once enrolled at North, students can use the scholarship towards any credit-bearing transfer or professional/technical degree, certificate program, as well as ESL and ABE. Students must be enrolled full-time (12-18 credits) in these programs at North Seattle College to receive the scholarship.

The scholarship covers the remaining tuition balance that other aid does not cover for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring—scholarship does not cover summer quarter). The scholarship does not cover fees, textbooks, or supplies. In addition to the scholarship, 13th Year Scholars have additional academic resources that are available to ensure their success at NSC. Take advantage of this unique opportunity available to Ingraham High School seniors!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the requirements to receive the scholarship?

To receive the 13th Year Promise Scholarship, students must complete each of the following requirements by their respective deadlines (listed on the scholarship application and timeline):

      1. Apply for admission to North Seattle College
      2. Apply to the 13th Year Promise Scholarship
      3. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA
      4. Participate in the Readiness Academy; specialized workshops to learn how to complete enrollment processes such as: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), NSC financial aid file completion, and preparation for placement.
      5. Complete your NSC financial aid file
      6. Attend START New Student Orientation and register for fall quarter classes
      7. Graduate from Ingraham High School in June of your senior year
      8. Attend the 13th Year Bridge Orientation Program in September. During the Bridge Orientation Program, students are acclimated to the college campus, learn about student success strategies and campus resources, as well as meet instructors, staff, and peers.

Running Start students who plan to graduate from Ingraham High School: Running Start students must complete all scholarship requirements as outlined above.

What does the scholarship pay for?

The 13th Year Promise Scholarship covers in-state tuition for one academic year; specifically the first academic school year following your high school graduation—Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. (The scholarship does not cover Summer quarter.) The scholarship is a "last dollar scholarship," meaning that any eligible financial aid will be applied first, and then the 13th Year Scholarship will cover any remaining unpaid tuition.  The scholarship only covers the first three quarters (fall, winter, and spring) attended at North Seattle College and cannot be dispersed or saved for summer quarter or future quarters at North.  If you do not attend North during any of the three quarters of eligibility, the scholarship cannot be recovered.

Note that the scholarship does not cover fees, textbooks, supplies, or other expenses.  Note that these expenses may be covered by financial aid or other funding sources available at NSC. You can view current tuition and fee rates listed.

What programs or classes does the Scholarship cover?

The scholarship can cover any credit-bearing transfer or professional/technical degree, certificate program, as well as ESL and ABE at North Seattle College. Students must be enrolled full-time (between 12-18 credits) in these programs at North Seattle College to receive the scholarship and maintain the same Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as set by the Financial Aid Office.

Can Running Start students apply for the Scholarship?

Running Start students who plan to graduate from Ingraham High School are encouraged to apply for the 13th Year Promise Scholarship. Running Start students can receive the 13th Year Promise Scholarship during the academic year after they graduate from high school until they either complete spring quarter of their year of eligibility or complete their degree, whichever comes first. Running Start students must complete all scholarship requirements mentioned above.

What is the Placement Test?

A placement test determines the level of your first classes in English and math. Some programs have cut scores which must be met for entry (for example, Running Start, and prof-tech programs), while other programs do not require college level English and math completion. You will meet with an Advisor after placement testing and Orientation to decide the right classes for your program and your skill level. You can then enroll in and pass classes to advance toward completion/graduation.

Alternative placement: Students can also use SAT, ACT, AP, IB, and Smarter Balanced test scores for placement into English and math classes. In some cases, placement can also be determined using high school coursework. Please consult with an advisor if you believe you may be able to use one of these alternative placement measures.

    • 13th Year Contact
    • Jerry Vasquez
    • Telephone: (206) 934-4716
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