Federal, state and institutional grants for undergraduate students provide financial aid funding that does not need to be repaid. Clark College awards the following grants based on the information received from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Clark College participates in the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant programs. Resident and nonresident students may qualify for these federal grants.
- Pell Grant–A grant program based on financial need. Currently the eligibility range is $201 to $5,550 per academic year. Students may receive a maximum of three fulltime (12 credits or more) quarters of Pell Grant per academic year. Effective July 1, 2012, recipients may receive the Pell Grant for 18 fulltime quarters. The grant is adjusted proportionately for less than fulltime (1-11 credits) enrollment.
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant - Priority is given to students with exceptional need. Currently students can be awarded up to $1200 per academic year (fall through spring). Students attending summer quarter may be eligible for additional funds. The grant is available to students enrolled in 6 credit hours or more per quarter.
The State of Washington provides financial aid grant assistance to resident students. Funding is limited.
- State Need Grant – Eligible students may receive an award up to the cost of tuition. In addition to tuition, students may also receive funding to cover a small portion of their "out of pocket" child care costs. Students may receive the grant for 8 fulltime quarters at Clark College. The grant is adjusted proportionately for less than fulltime (3 to 11 credits) enrollment. Students who earned an AAS or AA degree during the past 5 years are not eligible to receive the State Need Grant.
Institutional Need Based Grant & Waiver
Clark College reserves a percentage of tuition revenue and offers it to resident students in the form of Institutional grants and tuition waivers.
- Clark College Grant – An institutional grant based on need. Students may receive up to $ 1,200 per academic year. Students attending summer quarter may be eligible for additional funds. The grant is adjusted for less than half-time (3 to 5 credits) enrollment.
- Clark College Tuition Needy Waiver – An institutional waiver, based on need, that reduces the amount of tuition costs. Students may receive up to $ 1,200 per academic year. Students attending summer quarter may qualify for additional waiver funds. The waiver is adjusted for less than half-time (3 to 5 credits) enrollment.
Institutional Non-Need Waiver
- Clark College Non-Need Waiver – An institutional waiver that reduces the amount of tuition costs. Resident and Non-resident students may be eligible. The waiver is awarded to students with unusual circumstances who do not have sufficient resources to pay for college. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Director and her designees.