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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 3: Student Services


3.30.00 Financial Aid and Student Employment

The State Board authorizes community and technical colleges to:

  1. Employ qualified persons to administer its student financial aid programs in accordance with federal/state regulations and institutional policies;
  2. Write policies and procedures to ensure consistency in and compliance with the implementation of regulations for federal and state financial aid programs;
  3. Deposit a minimum of three and one-half percent of revenues collected from tuition and services and activities fees in an institutional financial aid fund (see RCW 28B.15.820 and WAC 131-36).

3.30.10 Financial Aid Guidelines

Each academic year, the SBCTC will develop and distribute guidelines to help colleges administer:

  1. Worker Retraining Financial Aid and Training Completion Aid – Financial assistance to help dislocated and unemployed workers, including displaced homemakers to gain and upgrade skills for employment.
  2. Work-based Learning Tuition Assistance and WorkFirst Work-Study – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other low income working parents/students to help in wage and skill progression.
  3. Opportunity Grant – Financial assistance to help low-income adults reach the educational tipping point — and beyond — in high-wage, high-demand careers. Reaching the tipping point allows the least prepared individuals to complete 45 credits, receive a credential, and increase job skills and knowledge through career pathways (see 2007 Opportunity Grant Legislation, RCW 28B.50.271, RCW 28B.50.272, RCW 28B.50.273).

Policy Resources

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
HB 1096 (2007) created the Opportunity Grant Program. 3.30.10 added Opportunity Grant Program and moved SBCTC guidelines for financial aid programs from policy 3.40.30 to policy 3.30.10 for consistency. 8/15/2008
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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