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Grants

Federal, state and institutional grants are another type of aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are awarded based on your FAFSA, financial aid budget, other aid you receive and the SFCC financial aid packaging policy.

Federal Grants

SFCC participates in the federal Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs. Resident and nonresident students may qualify for federal grants.

Pell Grants

A Pell Grant is a federally funded grant program that awards aid to students based on financial need. To apply for a Pell Grant, students need to submit the FAFSA every year they are in school. The grant will be awarded based on your financial need specific in the FAFSA application. Awards range from $400 to $5,920 per academic year.

For more information on the Pell Grants, visit the Federal Pell Grant page

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

For students with greater financial needs, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant can be awarded in the amounts from $900 to $4,000 per academic year. This grant is awarded based on your financial needs stated in the FAFSA.

For more information on the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant visit the Federal Government's FSEOG page

State Grants

The State of Washington provides financial aid grant assistance to resident students.

State Need Grant

Washington State residents are eligible for further assistance based on their financial needs. Eligible students may receive an award up to the cost of tuition. In addition to tuition, students may also receive funding to cover a portion of their "out of pocket" child care costs.

College Bound Scholarship

A state-funded grant program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) that eligible low-income students applied for in 7th or 8th grade.

SFCC Institutional Grants & Waivers

A portion of SFCC tuition revenue is reserved for institutional grants and waivers.

SFCC 3% Tuition Grant 

A supplemental grant based on need. Currently the eligibility range is from $900 to $4,000 per academic year.

SFCC 3 1/2% Tuition Waiver

A supplemental waiver that reduces your amount of tuition costs. Currently the eligibility range is $900 to $2,100.