College Bound Scholarship

Your child may be eligible to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship! This early promise of financial aid is funded by the state of Washington to encourage students to dream big and continue their education after high school.

What does the scholarship pay for?

College Bound combines with other state financial aid to cover the average tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. It is not a “full-ride” scholarship. Other college costs–such as room and board, transportation, and personal expenses–will be the student and family’s responsibility. These could be covered by a combination of the family’s funds and federal grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any 7th or 8th grade student who meets one or more of the following requirements is eligible to apply:

  • Their family meets the income requirements as listed in the brochure or on collegebound.wa.gov.
  • They are a foster youth or a dependent of the
  • Their family receives basic food or TANF

How can my child sign up?

Apply Online (available in English and Spanish).

Remember, the deadline to apply for College Bound is June 30 at the end of a student’s 8th grade year. Students only have to apply once even if they move or change schools in Washington.

To learn more, visit www.collegebound.wa.gov, call 888-535-0747 (Option 1), or email collegebound@wsac.wa.gov.