Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documents to the Financial Aid Office. Application information is available online. Even if you have missed the deadline, you are still encouraged to apply at your earliest opportunity. When applying for the FAFSA, be sure to use fafsa.edu.gov to access your free application for federal student aid.
Washington Scholars Program
Students working for an Early Achievers site are also encouraged to apply for scholarships through Child Care Aware’s Washington Scholars Program. The priority application deadline for the bachelor’s completion scholarship for winter 2016 was November 15, 2015, but Child Care Aware encourages you to apply even if you have missed the deadline.
Seattle Preschool Program
Students working for the new Seattle Preschool Program sites are encouraged to apply for funding through the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning. If you currently work in an SPP classroom and have been accepted into the B.A.S. program, please contact Suzette Espinoza-Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Seattle Housing Authority Scholarships
Those who are tenants with Seattle Housing Authority may be eligible for scholarships that can be used toward the B.A.S. program. Please learn more about the scholarships here. If you are interested in applying, please attend an Opportunity Workshop session (upcoming dates listed at their website) or contact Rachel Andre, Seattle College’s industry partnership navigator, at email@example.com or (206) 934-3802.
The Education Fund and More
North Seattle College has information about a variety of scholarships here. Students who are currently enrolled at North are particularly encouraged to apply for Education Fund Scholarships. Students apply in the spring for Fall Quarter. If you have already begun the B.A.S. program, it is not too late to apply for next fall!
Washington Scholarships Clearinghouse
Finally, for general scholarships available statewide, please visit the WashBoard, a scholarship clearinghouse.
Washington Women in Need
WWIN offers education grants to assist with the costs of higher education.
Ida Mary L. and Ervin R. NePage Foundation
The Ida Mary L. and Ervin R. NePage Foundation is established by the Ervin R. NePage Trust and is administered by the Trust Division of U.S. Bank of Washington.
The purpose of the foundation is to grant scholarships to worthy students attending Seattle Colleges who are enrolled in nursing or social sciences (including early childhood education). (*At NSC nursing and ECE are the only eligible programs.)
Candidates are highly encouraged to complete the FAFSA and any pertinent scholarship applications at the earliest possible opportunity. Some students who did not expect to receive funding through the FAFSA were pleasantly surprised, and some scholarships require that students apply to the FAFSA first. As a result, we urge all students to apply.
Jill Wakefield Emergency Scholarship
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Jill Wakefield scholarship for Emergency Assistance is available to support student success, retention, and completion by removing financial barriers for students. The scholarship has two purposes: 1. To cover tuition, fees and books for students close to completing their degrees or certificates. 2. To provide one time, one quarter, emergency assistance for unforeseen barriers outside of the student’s control such as (but not limited to) childcare, transportation, and housing. To learn more, please visit: northseattle.edu/completion-coaching/jill-wakefield-emergency-scholarship.
Seattle Milk Fund
The Seattle Milk Fund offers a childcare grant program for custodial parents with children in a licensed childcare facility. Students must be working toward their first degree and taking at least 12 credit hours per quarter. Find details at www.seattlemilkfund.org/requirements/.
Workforce Education Funding
Workforce Education’s various tuition assistance programs are designed to help you access the education you need to achieve your personal and professional goals. If you qualify, you may receive funding for tuition and fees. You may also be eligible for help with textbooks, required supplies, a student ID card, a parking permit or ORCA transit pass. Take the Start Next Quarter survey to find out if you pre-qualify for funding. More information can be found at northseattle.edu/workforce-education.