Opportunity Grants

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What is an Opportunity Grant?

The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. These careers provide a beginning wage of $13 per hour ($15 per hour in King County).

Who is Eligible?

What does an Opportunity Grant pay for?

  • Students can get funding for up to 45 credits to be used within three years.
  • Student awards may cover tuition and fees, and up to $1,000 per year for books and supplies.
  • You may also be able to get:
    • tutoring
    • career advising
    • college success classes
    • emergency child care
    • emergency transportation

How do I find out if the program I’m interested in is “grant-eligible”?

Check Opportunity Grant Approved Programs (by collegepdf to find out which programs are available in your area.

I think I’m eligible.  What do I do next?

Contact the Opportunity Grant Coordinator at the community or technical college you would like to attend. They will help you take the next step.

Are there other programs that help pay for college?

Washington Opportunity Pathways

There are many state and federal financial aid programs and tax benefits to help you pay for college. Click on the logo for information about these programs.


Opportunity Partnership Program

The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board matches students with industry mentors. The goal is to help students complete programs and get jobs. Only Opportunity Grant students may apply.

For more information on the Opportunity Partnership Program contact Mike Brennan at the Workforce Training Board mike.brennan@wtb.wa.gov or 360-709-4616.

Resources for College Staff

For More Information?

Scott Copeland
Policy Associate for Student Services


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