Opportunity Grant


Program Specialist
Misti Uptain
(206) 934-6054

Opportunity Grant Scholarship Program

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship (OG) provides education grants for low-income students who have not yet earned a degree and are studying an eligible program. OG provides up to 45 credits of tuition and $1000 per year for books.

Eligibility (must meet all of the following)

  • Washington state resident
  • No prior degree (A.A. or higher)
  • Enroll in an approved pathway of study: Accounting, General Business degree, IBEST Early Childhood Education*, IBEST Phlebotomy*, HVAC, NAC or Nursing

(*must be in IBEST- Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training)

  • Have financial need, based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid); must apply before second quarter in OG
  • Family income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (below)
  • Demonstrated satisfactory academic progress (3.0 or higher)

Family Size   


Gross Monthly Income

1 person family

$2,010 or less

2 person family

$2,707 or less

3 person family

$3,403 or less

4 person family

$4,100 or less

5 person family

$4,797 or less

6 person family

$5,493 or less

7 person family

$6,190 or less

8 person family

$6,886 or less

For each additional person              

add $696

Take the Start Next Quarter survey to find out if you pre-qualify for the Opportunity Grant and the other Workforce Education tuition assistance programs. 

    Workforce Education Contacts

    Telephone: (206) 934-3787
    Fax: (206) 934-0175


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    Department Office: 
    Opportunity Center for Employment & Education, Room 240

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    Mailing Address:
    Workforce Education
    North Seattle College
    9600 College Way North
    Seattle, WA 98103-3599


    OC0240A (OCEE Building, on the second floor.)
    OCEE Building, on the second floor.

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