Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship (OG) provides education grants for low-income students who have not yet earned a degree and are studying an eligible program. OG provides up to 45 credits of tuition and $1000 per year for books.

Eligibility (must meet all of the following):

  • Washington state resident
  • No prior degree (A.A. or higher)
  • Enroll in an approved pathway of study:
    • Accounting
    • Allied Health AAS
    • General Business AAS or AAS-T
    • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
    • Electronics—AAS & AAS-T only (Electronics Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Healthcare
         Technology Management, Industrial Power & Control, IT Controlled Electronics Systems, Mechatronics
    • I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (Accounting, ECE, Electronics, IT)
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing Pre-requisites
    • Pharmacy Technician
  • Have financial need, based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid); must apply before second quarter in OG
  • Demonstrated satisfactory academic progress (2.0 or higher)
  • Family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (below)

Family Size   

Gross Income

1 person family

$2,265/month ($27,180/year)

2 person family

$3,052/month ($36,620/year)

3 person family

$3,839/month ($46,060/year)

4 person family

$4,625/month ($55,500/year)

5 person family

$5,412/month ($64,940 /year)

6 person family

$6,199/month ($74,380 /year)

For each additional person              

add $787 monthly or $9,440 annually

Take the Start Next Quarter survey to find out if you pre-qualify for the Opportunity Grant and the other Workforce Education tuition assistance programs. 

Start Next Quarter Survey

Questions? Please contact Opportunity Grant Specialist:

Misti Uptain
(206) 934-6054*
*Please leave voicemail that includes name, phone number and ctcLink ID (EMPLID) (if available)