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WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANT

The State Need Grant (SNG) program helps the state’s lowest-income undergraduate students pursue degrees, hone skills, or retrain for new careers. Students can use the grants at eligible institutions in Washington.

Eligibility

Students eligible for SNG must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a Washington State resident.
  • Have a family income at or below the amounts specified in the following chart:

Family Income Chart

  • Attend classes at one of the eligible institutions in Washington.
  • Enroll with a minimum of three credits as an undergraduate student in an eligible program.
  • Pursue a first bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a first associate degree in any field of study excluding theology.
  • Not exceed five years of SNG term usage or 125% of enrolled program length.
  • Not owe a repayment to another student aid program.

How to Apply

The application process for the State Need Grant is simple. All you need to do is complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA. To apply online or review your status go to www.fafsa.gov.

If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to your immigration status, you still may be eligible to apply for the State Need Grant by completing the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). For more information go to www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa.

Award Amounts

State Need Grant amounts vary by the type of school you attend. The chart below shows the maximum you may be eligible to receive if enrolled full time.

* Actual SNG award amounts may vary due to individual campus awarding policies and available funds.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Have more questions? The State Need Grant program staff at the Washington Student Achievement Council will be happy to help!

Email: finaid@wsac.wa.gov
Phone: 360-753-7850