A variety of options are available to help you pay for college. Check out the options below and contact the financial aid office at the college of your choice.
Virtually all financial aid sources in Washington use a single application form called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After you complete the online form, you can choose which colleges to send it to. You must submit the FAFSA to your college's financial aid office to be considered. For instructions, visit the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial.
The state’s student financial aid programs — for example, State Need Grant, College Bound scholarship, state Work Study, Passport to College for foster youth — help tens of thousands of students annually earn college credits, certificates and degrees.
Known collectively as Washington Opportunity Pathways, some of these programs are need-based, while others are based on merit (good grades). Find out if you are eligible for one or more Opportunity Pathways programs.
Many aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your FAFSA right away. Priority deadlines vary from college to college, so check the college's financial aid deadline.
Students must apply for financial aid every year.
Washington state community and technical colleges offer the best educational values around. Our tuition and fees average about half the tuition at public four-year universities. You'll save thousands for classes that transfer to universities or prepare you for a career.
The following tuition and fees are set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and apply to all 34 colleges. Every college also charges campus-based fees, like technology fees or lab fees. Visit the tuition and fees page at the college of your choice for more complete cost information.
|* Rounded to the nearest dollar|
|One Quarter (15 credits)||$1,312||$3,118|
|Academic Year (3 quarters/45 credits total)||$3,936||$9,354|
|* Rounded to the nearest dollar|
|One quarter (15 credits)||$2,105||$6,094|
|Academic year (3 quarters/45 credits total)||$6,314||$18,282|
Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for tuition waivers to help pay for college. These tuition waivers vary by campus, so check with your college registrar's office. Some examples are Oregon border county residents, military veterans and senior citizens.
Tuition and fees are just part of the cost of going to college. Students also need to pay class fees, books, supplies and other related expenses. Net price calculators can help you estimate how much you'll pay to attend a college after financial aid is factored in.
This program provides college scholarships to deserving students who need assistance attending an eligible FOUR-YEAR college or university in Washington State. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. The 2018-19 academic year marks the fourteenth year of the scholarship and there have been almost 1000 students selected. The program has an 80% college graduation rate.
Scholarships are provided by benefactors and may be from $1,500 to $5,000 per year for up to four years, for a maximum of $20,000
To learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria, visit:
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship
If you are aware of U.S. military veterans or spouses of disabled veterans with financial need, now is the time to spread the word about the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program! There are only two weeks left for eligible U.S. military veterans or spouses of disabled veterans to apply for renewable awards up to $7,000.
In addition, the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program will remain open on an ongoing basis while funds are available, to provide immediate grants up to $1,000 for eligible veterans to help meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks while pursuing postsecondary education.
Information about both programs can be found at scholarshipamerica.org/
Incoming freshman students (2018) will automatically qualify for our Presidential Scholarship ($3000 per year) if they have: a 3.80 GPA or higher, a 1310 or higher SAT, or a 28 or higher ACT. To renew each year students must maintain a 3.50 EWU GPA. They don't even have to apply for this one, it is automatically awarded.
They will apply for our Dean's Scholarship ($2000 per year) by filling out our general Scholarship application by February 1, 2018. To compete they must have a 3.30, 1080 SAT, or 21 ACT. To renew they must maintain a minimum 3.3 or higher.
For either of these they will need to have applied by our February 1st deadline.
University Honors Program and Scholarship: The Honors Program at Eastern Washington University cultivates excellence in undergraduate education by providing enhanced educational opportunities to superior students and special teaching opportunities for outstanding faculty. New freshmen and transfer students are eligible for the Honors Program and multi-year Honors Scholarships. which range in annual value from $3500 to full resident, undergraduate tuition. Freshman applicants should have a minimum 3.60 cumulative high school GPA and superior SAT reading and math scores. Transfer applicants should have a complete AA degree and minimum 3.70 cumulative GPA. To find out more, visit or call 509.359.2822.
Presidential Scholarship: New freshmen entering EWU Fall 2017 may automatically qualify for the four-year, $3000 (per year) Presidential Scholarship. There is no application. Washington resident students who apply for admission to EWU by Feb. 1, 2017 will be considered. To qualify, students must have a 3.80 or higher high school GPA or a 1310 or higher SAT total score (or comparable ACT composite score of 28 or higher). To renew each school year, recipients must maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative EWU GPA.
Dean's Scholarship: New freshmen entering EWU Fall 2017 may for the four-year, $2000 (per year) Dean's Scholarship. To be considered, complete the 2017-18 EWU Scholarship Application by February 1, 2017. for the award students must have a 3.30 or higher cumulative high school GPA and a minimum 1080 or higher SAT total score (or comparable ACT composite score of 21 or higher). To renew each school year, recipients must maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative EWU GPA.
EWU Special Honors Scholarship - National Merit Finalists or Semi-Finalists: Students named National Merit Finalists (or semi-finalists) and who enter Eastern as a beginning freshman fall quarter 2017 may be eligible for a four-year, $3000 (per year) EWU Scholarship. For consideration, submit verification of your National Merit Scholar status to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
Eastern Advantage Scholarship: Eastern Advantage is a personal academic support program that provides first generation college students with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in achieving their goal of attaining a college degree. Eastern Advantage Scholarships are open to freshmen who are a 1) 2017 high school graduate, 2) first generation college student (neither parent holds a four year degree), 3) Washington resident, and 4) U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. All new freshmen meeting the aforementioned criteria will automatically be considered for the $1500 award. To find out more, visit the or call them at 509.359.2487.
EWU First Scholars: In partnership with Project S.T.E.a.M., EWU offers five, two-year scholarships to students who 1) participated in a FIRST Tech Challenge, a FIRST Robotics Competition or Project Lead the Way during high school, 2) enter Eastern as a beginning freshman fall quarter 2017, AND 3) plan to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, mathematics or computer science at the Cheney/Riverpoint campus. For consideration, submit verification of FIRST or Project Lead the Way participation to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office by August 30.
Running Start Scholars: To support our former EWU Running Start participants, EWU provides a $1500 scholarship opportunity to students choosing to attend EWU immediately following their high school/running start studies. Recipients must have completed at least 30 EWU running start credits with a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA by Fall 2017 for 2017-2018 award consideration. To , complete the 2017-2018 General EWU Scholarship Application by February 1, 2017. Freshman Only Scholarships at EWU
Applications for our 2018-19 scholarships are now open. Please read the information below then click here to apply. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium annually offers scholarships to incoming freshmen planning to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics at the University of Washington.
These competitive scholarships are open to accomplished high school seniors, Running Start students, and Early Entrance students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.
Awards are based on high school academic achievement, standardized test scores, personal essays, recommendations, and future academic promise.
Honoring the legacy and character of our 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistant to pursue higher education.To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
All NHS members also have access to NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search tool powered by College Board. This tool expedites the scholarship search process, offering filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Use the tool at www.nhs.us/scholardollars.
AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is located in northern Wisconsin and operates under Allied 100, LLC. AED Superstore is offering a bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to eligible students.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 326,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. Here are six other facts about SCA and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) you might not be aware of:
Select one of these six facts you were previously unaware of (and maybe shocked you!) or you wished more people knew about (if you already knew about all of these facts) and submit either a short essay or video which answers the following prompt:
For your chosen fact, address each of the following points:
To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university.
Please be aware that by submitting an essay or video, you are granting AED Superstore an unlimited license to use your submission in whole or in part as we see fit, and relinquishing any copyright to your submission. If you do not agree with this, do not apply for the AED Superstore Scholarship.
Scholarship checks will be made co-payable to the selected student and the university of his/her choice unless otherwise noted.