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Washington State University
Student Financial Services Grants & Waivers
Washington College Grant

In order to assist Washington State residents afford their education, the state of Washington has allocated significant resources to the Washington College Grant program (formerly known as the Washington State Need Grant). The 2019 Legislature established the Washington College Grant program to replace the Washington State Need Grant program.

What's Changed?

Washington College Grant (New Grant Name)Washington State Need Grant (formally known as)
(Based on 50% MFI) Maximum Amount: $10,464(Based on 50% MFI) Maximum Amount: $9,734

Am I eligible for Washington College Grant?

  • File your federal/state aid application by the WSU FAFSA/WASFA deadline each year;
  • Submit your additional information to our office by the WSU priority deadline;
  • For WSU, you must have a family income equal to, less than, 60% MFI (according to the Washington College Grant table);
  • Be a Washington State resident;
  • Enroll as an undergraduate student in an eligible program, and in a minimum of 6 credits;
  • Be pursuing your first bachelor’s degree (funds may have been used at another institution and will be figured into remaining eligibility while at WSU); and
  • Not be pursuing a degree in Theology.

Eligibility & Award Amounts

Family SizeAnnual Income
(Chart information is for 2019-2020 academic year)
*Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) = Taxable Income after specific deductions

Financial Aid Packages

Student Financial Services will be working to get the award name changed over on financial aid packages for the 2019-20 academic year. We aim to have this completed by mid-July 2019. We appreciate your patience during this time.