Federal, state and institutional grants for undergraduate students provide financial aid funding that does not need to be repaid. Clark College offers the following grants.
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.
- Federal Pell Grant: Awarded based on financial need. Students may receive the Pell Grant for a maximum
of three (3) full-time (12 credits or more) quarters per academic year. The grant
is prorated for less than full-time enrollment. Eligibility is limited to a lifetime
maximum of 18 full-time quarters.
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant: Awarded based on financial need.
Students may receive the Pell Grant for a maximum of three (3) full-time (12 credits
or more) quarters per academic year. The grant is prorated for less than full-time
enrollment. Eligibility is limited to a lifetime maximum of 18 full-time quarters.
- WorkFirst Grant: A federal funding resource designed to support students who are TANF (Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families) recipients.
- BFET: The Basic, Food, Employment, and Training is a federally funded program that is designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities.
The State of Washington provides financial aid grant assistance to resident students. Funds are limited. Priority is established by your financial aid application completion date.
- Washington State Need Grant: Awarded to eligible Washington State residents up to the cost of tuition. Students
may also receive funding to cover a small portion of child care expenses. Eligibility
is limited to a maximum of 15 full-time quarters or 10 semesters. Students that have
earned an AA or AAS/AAT/AFA degree in the past five (5) years are not eligible to
receive the State Need Grant for an additional Associate’s degree.
- College Bound Scholarship: Awarded in combination with other state financial aid to cover the average cost of tuition, fees, and a partial book allowance. The scholarship is available to students who sign up in the 7th or 8th grade and meet specific eligibility requirements. The scholarship is available for up to five years following high school graduation, and eligibility is limited to 12 full-time quarters or 8 semesters. Information is available online at www.wsac.wa.gov/college-bound.
The Dreamers Grant is a Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and satisfy the residency criteria below:
- Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED® (or will do so before beginning college).
- Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent.
- Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply.
- Opportunity Grant: A state funded program that helps to remove barriers and provide access to low-income
students who are Washington state residents, with access to education and training
opportunities in high wage, high demand fields.
- Passport to College: A funding resource from the state of Washington for foster youth who are under 22
and are emancipated from the foster care system.
- Worker Retraining Grant: A state funding resource designed to help remove barriers and provide eligible unemployed or underemployed students with access to education and skills training opportunities that provide them with the ability to re-enter the workforce.
Institutional Need-Based Grant
Clark College reserves a percentage of tuition revenue and offers these funds to Washington resident students in the form of institutional grants and tuition waivers. Clark College offers the following institutional grants and waivers:
- Clark College Grant: Awarded to eligible Washington State residents based on financial need. The grant
is available to students enrolled in three (3) credits or more per quarter.