Opportunity Grant

Students eligible and approved for the Opportunity Grant may receive funds to cover a maximum of 45 credits of tuition/mandatory fees and up to $1,000.00 per academic year for books and supplies. Due to limited availability of funds, submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

Who Qualifies?

  • Must be a Washington state resident student
  • Must have completed current year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) and have financial need based on that application.
  • Must have earned less than an associate's degree
  • Must be enrolled in an Opportunity Grant-eligible program of study including:
    • Accounting: Clerk/Paraprofessional/Specialist
    • Allied Health: Certified Nursing Assistant (daytime only), Surgical Technologist, Registered Nursing (pre-nursing courses are not eligible)
    • Automotive: Auto Body Repair & Refinishing, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair,  Automotive Technology, FORD Asset
    • Cloud Network Technology
    • Trades: Commercial Building Engineer, Construction Management
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Must have a family income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level

Income Limits

Size of Family Annual Limit Monthly Limit
1 $25,520 $2,127
2 $34,480 $2,873
3 $43,440 $3,620
4 $52,400 $4,367
5 $61,360 $5,113
6 $70,320 $5,860
7 $79,280 $6,607
8 $88,240 $7,353
9 $97,200 $8,100
10 $106,160 $8,847

Services Available

  • Eligible students may receive funds to cover tuition/mandatory fees and up to $1,000 for books and supplies for up to 45 college credits
  • Eligible students may also qualify for support services including:
    • Tutoring
    • College success workshops
    • Emergency child care
    • Emergency transportation
    • Emergency financial assistance

Apply & Contact

If you feel that you may be eligible for the Opportunity Grant and you are enrolled in one of the eligible programs of study,  please complete the OPPORTUNITY GRANT APPLICATION.
Any questions regarding this program should be directed to Kathy Tessier, Opportunity Grant Case Manager by emailing ktessier@rtc.edu or calling 425-235-2352 ext. 5720.