Workforce Education
Opportunity Grant

Program Specialist
Misti Uptain
(206) 934-6054

Opportunity Grant Scholarship Program

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, General Business AAS or AAS-T, Early Childhood Education (ECE), HVAC, IBEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (Accounting, ECE, NAC, Phlebotomy), Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) or Nursing
  • • 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
  • • Family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (below)
  • • Demonstrated satisfactory academic progress (3.0 or higher)

Family Size   


Gross Monthly Income

1 person family


$2,010 or less

2 person family


$2,707 or less

3 person family


$3,403 or less

4 person family


$4,100 or less

5 person family


$4,797 or less

6 person family


$5,493 or less

7 person family


$6,190 or less

8 person family


$6,886 or less

For each additional person              


add $696

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.