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Opportunity Grant

Program Overview

The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. You may be eligible to receive funding for tuition and fees up to 45 credits (one year full time, or spaced out to a maximum of 3 years to complete your studies).

To be eligible you must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA, for undocumented students); demonstrate unmet financial need
  • Be a Washington state resident
  • Have a household income at or below the following (200% of federal poverty level)
    • For a 1 person household $25,760
    • For a 2 person household $34,840
    • For a 3 person household $43,920
    • For a 4 person household $53,000
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • Funding for tuition and fees up to 45 credits (one year full time, or spaced out to a maximum of 3 years to complete your studies)
  • Funding for required books and supplies
  • You may also be able to receive:
    • Support services such as tutoring, career advising, college success classes and possible emergency assistance 

To Check Eligibilty

Before continuing, please verify that the program you are interested in is listed above in the "Qualifying Programs" section. If you are in a qualifying program and want to see if you are eligible for the Opportunity Grant at Wenatchee Valley College, please fill out our Interest Survey

If you need questions answered or would like to speak to a Grants staff, please see the information below:

Kristina King
Works with last names A-L
Student Benefits Navigator
(509) 682-6613
kking@wvc.edu 
Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg
Works with last names M-Z

Workforce Education Grant Coordinator
(509) 682-6964
eschenkvonstauffenberg@wvc.edu
 
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