What is the College Bound Scholarship?
- Early commitment of state financial aid to eligible 7th and 8th grade students.
- Combines with other state financial aid to cover the average cost of tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance=commitment of funds.
APPLYING IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS…
- Apply in 7th or 8th grade, by June 30 of 8th grade year (foster youth are auto-enrolled).
- Meet income requirements; verified on the application.
- Fulfill the College Bound Pledge.
- Graduate from a Washington State high school with a 2.0 GPA or better.
- Have no felony convictions.
- Be income eligible, as determined by the college with information from the FAFSA or WASFA.
- Enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.
- Meet income requirements; verified by the college using information from FAFSA or WASFA.
- Be accepted to and attend an eligible college within one year of graduating high school.
College Bound Scholarship Family Income Eligibility Chart (2019-20)
To receive College Bound Scholarship funds, the student’s family income must be at or below the amount listed in the chart below.
Chart of Eligibility by Income and Household Size
||Annual Income Guidelines*
What does it cover?
Average Cost of Tuition (public rates)
Some College Fees
Small Book Allowance
Does not cover:
Health care / Insurance
Need to know:
Must enroll in college within 1 year of high school graduation.
Must be used within five year of HS graduation (Class of 2015’s CB scholarship expires in 2020).
College Bound is a four-year scholarship (12 quarters/8 semesters).
Be “in good standing” with your college to maintain scholarship (GPA, honor code, etc.).
File the FAFSA or WASFA every year - Income eligibility is checked each year of college.
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