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College is an option for everyone; don’t let the cost of going to college scare you away! There’s a lot of financial aid, scholarships, and grants available to college students, but there are a couple that you should think about now:

  • College Bound Scholarship
    This four-year scholarship covers the cost of college tuition, fees, and books for low-income students who sign a pledge in 7th or 8th grade promising to graduate from high school and to demonstrate good citizenship.
  • GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition)
    GET is a program that helps Washington families plan for college by saving for your future tuition. Your family can open a GET account and use the funds for your education later.

It’s important to understand that there different kinds of aid you can receive. Merit-based aid is granted to students based on their good grades, academic performance, or other special abilities and talents such as athletics. Need-based aid is given to students who would not otherwise be able to afford college. Your family’s need is based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application you will complete in your senior year when applying to colleges.

Overview of Federal Financial Aid Process

 More information on how to get help to pay for school is available on the Finding Money for College page.