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ABE-GED
Funding Options

Ability to Benefit is a Federal Student Aid program that offers an opportunity for students without a high school credential to earn both a college credential (technical diploma or associate degree) and a high school diploma or GED at the same time. 

Who is eligible for Ability to Benefit?

Ability to Benefit is for students 18 years and older who:

  • • Do not have a high school credential, or did not graduate from an accredited high school.
  • • Want to enroll in a North Seattle College professional-technical or transfer program and want to apply for financial aid.
  • • Can demonstrate “college readiness” by completing 6 credits of college-level coursework or passing a placement exam.
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For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact our Transition Specialist, Shan Lackey, at 206 934-4537, or shan.lackey@seattlecolleges.edu.

    • Transition Specialist
    • Shan Lackey
    • email
    • (206) 934-4537
    • Basic & Transitional Studies Division
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    • Program Coordinator
    • Alexandra Abeyta
    • email
    • (206) 934-4549
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    • Location
    • IB 2407C
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    • Division Contacts
    • email
    • (206) 934-4720
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    • Mailing Address
    • NSC Basic & Transitional Studies Division
    • 9600 College Way N
    • 3NC2407C
    • Seattle, WA 98103
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    • Dean
    • Curtis Bonney