Middle School Students and Families – Never too Early to Plan for College!

Middle School Students and Families – Never too Early to Plan for College!
Posted on 10/08/2015
College Bound

Established by the Legislature in 2007, the Washington State College Bound Scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance to low-income students who want to achieve the dream of a college education.

The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible for the free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) program, are in foster care, or whose family's income meets the guidelines. The deadline to sign up is June 30 of students' 8th grade year.

The College Bound Scholarship combines with other state financial aid to cover the average tuition (at public rates to the 68 eligible Washington state institutions), some fees and a small book allowance for income-eligible students who sign up in the seventh or eighth grade, work hard in school, remain a good citizen and successfully apply to a higher education institution when they graduate. The College Success Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), actively works with districts, schools and community-based organizations to support College Bound students and families statewide by offering program outreach through our network of regional officers located in the nine Educational Service Districts (ESD) throughout the state. www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/college-bound

College Bound is one of only several state early commitment financial aid programs in the country. This early promise of financial aid is intended to alleviate the financial barriers that prevent low-income students from considering higher education as a possibility.

Talk with your Stevens Middle School or Port Angeles High School counselor for more information!

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District