Opportunity Grant

Program Specialist
Misti Uptain
(206) 934-6054

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, Phlebotomy)
    • Medical Assisting
    • 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
  • Family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (below)
  • Demonstrated satisfactory academic progress (2.5 or higher)

Family Size   


Gross Monthly Income

1 person family


$2,127 or less

2 person family


$2,873 or less

3 person family


$3,620 or less

4 person family


$4,367 or less

5 person family


$5,113 or less

6 person family


$5,860 or less

7 person family


$6,607 or less

8 person family


$7,353 or less

For each additional person              


add $746

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. 

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