Grants

Grants are funds that do not need to be repaid, if the student successfully completes their attempted courses.

Grants are considered gift aid and do not require repayment unless a student fails to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or have completely withdrawn from all their classes before completing more than 60% of the period of enrollment.

For a list of all Financial Aid eligible programs (career pathways), visit our Eligibility webpage.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to qualified undergraduate students who are enrolled in an approved program. Awards will be adjusted based on enrollment. The U.S. Congress has established a lifetime limit of 6 years or 18 quarters of Pell Grants.

For a list of all Financial Aid eligible programs (career pathways), visit our Eligibility webpage.

To maintain eligibility for Washington College Grant you must:

  • Be a Washington State resident
  • Cannot be pursuing a degree in theology
  • Are not in default on a loan made through a state conditional loan or conditional scholarship
  • Must be enrolled in at least three (3) units/credits, as an undergraduate student in a financial aid eligible program (career pathway)

You may voluntarily make financial contributions to the Washington Student Achievement Council in recognition of this grant. Contributions will be used to provide financial assistance to other students. Financial Aid counseling for WA College Grant recipients is available at: www.opportunitypathway.wa.gov

To maintain eligibility for College Bound Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Washington State resident; Cannot be pursuing a degree in theology
  • Are not in default on a loan made through a state conditional loan or conditional scholarship; Must have graduated from a Washington State high school with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must meet 65% Median Family Income requirement as defined by the Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 units/credits, as an undergraduate student in a financial aid eligible program (career pathway).

Financial Aid counseling for WA College Grant recipients is available at: www.opportunitypathway.wa.gov

Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Awards are subject to funding availability and are determined by the Financial Aid Office. Students apply for this funding by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov.

To maintain eligibility through the Opportunity Grant Program, you must be a Washington State resident and have a family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

For more information, visit Bates’ Opportunity Grant webpage.

The Early Achievers Grant is a student financial aid program to help employed childcare providers and early learning educators’ complete certificates and associate degrees in early childhood education.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Washington state resident or have a valid work visa.
  • Be employed as a child care provider at a child care center, family child care business or Head Start/ECEAP program that is actively participating in the Department of Children, Youth & Families Early Achievers.
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours a week or 40 hours a month at an eligible child care program.
  • Have worked in the eligible program for a minimum of three months.
  • Intend to enroll in an approved Early Childhood Education program (career pathway) at the college.
  • Make a formal application to the college.
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