Requirements

We are currently accepting applications from May 1-May 31, 2017 for funding beginning fall 2017. Interested? Apply today!

Applicants Must:

  • Have residential custody of your child. Children must be UNDER 12 years of age and enrolled in a licensed child care facility of your choosing. We award grants directly to the child care facility that is providing full-time or part-time (before/after school) care for your child(ren). Please note: If your child is on a waitlist for a child care facility, they must be enrolled prior to the end of your first quarter in our program in order to be considered for continued funding.
  • Attend an approved college or university. This includes: Bellevue College, Cascadia Community College, Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, Green River Community College, Highline Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, North Seattle College, Renton Technical College, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Shoreline Community College, South Seattle College, University of Washington.
  • Be enrolled for a full course load of 12 credit hours. The exception is Summer Quarter, which is optional, and requires 10 credit hours. Audited classes (which don’t issue a grade) do not count toward the total credit hour requirement. Exceptions to this requirement may be considered on a case-by-case basis for students with required externships.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater, each quarter.
  • Be pursuing completion of their first associate or bachelor’s degree. We do not fund Master’s level students or students who have a previous degree in an unrelated field.
  • Applicants must be able eligible for Federal Student Aid and be able to provide a FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • Meet our income guidelines. Your adjusted gross income from the previous tax year must not exceed 250% of the federal poverty measure for your family. The 2017 guidelines* are as follows:
  • Family Size 2017 Poverty Guideline 250%
    2 $16,240 $40,600
    3 $20,420 $51,050
    4 $24,600 $61,500
    5 $28,780 $71,950
    6 $32,960 $82,400
    7 $37,140 $92,850
    8 $41,320 $103,300

*For additional information on the guidelines, visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/01/22/2015-01120/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines