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Opportunity Grant Program

See if You Qualify
Take the Start Next Quarter survey
Simple survey to determine your eligibility for funding
Contact Us
Heidi Hamer, Opportunity Grant Coordinator

Or make an appointment through the
Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Admissions Center Rm 118
see Campus Map
Eligibility Requirements
-Washington resident
-Completion of the FAFSA
-Enroll in an approved program
-Complete at least 50% of credits attempted
-Maintain a 2.0 GPA
-Meet all attendance requirements

Demonstrate commitment to your education and make the necessary changes for a successful college experience.

Train for a high-demand career!

The Opportunity Grant is a state funded program designed for students in professional/technical programs who are seeking to improve their skills and prepare for a high demand career.

Students who qualify for the Opportunity Grant may be eligible to receive:

Financial support for tuition and fees, books, required supplies and/or tools for a maximum of 45 credits. Other supports are individualized. Opportunity Grant funds may be used with Pell Grant and State Need Grant funds.

Train for high-demand careers in:

Automotive Technology

Earn an AA in Automotive Technology


Earn an AA in Business Management, or a certificate in General Business or Retail Management

Early Childhood Education

Earn an AA or certificate in Early Childhood Education


Earn an AA in Machine Trades, or a certificate in Manufacturing Occupations, Machinist or Computer Numerical Control


Earn an AA or certificate in Welding

Health Occupations

Earn an AA in Medical Administrative Support or Medical Assisting, or begin Pre-Nursing prerequisite coursework

Earn a certificate in:

  • Billing & Coding
  • Medical Reception
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Practical Nurse

Preference given to applicants

  • From the Adult Basic Education (GED)/English as Second Language program, or
  • With no college experience or having earned less than 45 college credits, or
  • Identifying as first generation students, or
  • Identifying as an I-BEST student in selected high demand programs