If you’ve filled out a FAFSA form and will attend an institution that participates in the SNG Program (see participant list location), you’ve already applied; there is no separate application for SNG.
When completing the FAFSA, be sure to include all of the school codes for the schools you are considering, so that they receive your application information. The financial aid office will use the information you provided on your FAFSA to check for SNG eligibility.
The financial aid office determines eligibility and awarding of the SNG. If, after reviewing the following, you still don’t understand why you didn’t receive the grant, contact the financial aid office at your school.
There are several possible reasons why you did not receive the grant, such as:
No. The State Need Grant is awarded on a funds-available basis. Although you may be eligible to receive the grant, you may not get awarded due to a lack of funding.
The Legislature determines the budget for the SNG on a biennial basis. Using data submitted by the schools from the previous year, the Washington Student Achievement Council uses a formula to determine how much of that legislative appropriation will be allocated to each institution. The institutions verify student eligibility using FAFSA and other source information. If students are eligible and there are funds available, funds will be distributed to the students.
Please refer to the Median Family Income (MFI) chart on the State Need Grant information page. Find where your family size and income falls within the chart. If you have more than one in college, increase your family size by one for each additional family member in college.
Keep in mind that although your income may qualify, there are other considerations that factor into eligibility. If you have a question about your eligibility, contact the financial aid office at your school.
Please refer to the award chart on the State Need Grant information page. Award amounts are different based on the type of school you attend, your enrollment status, and your family income.
Please see the SNG Repayment FAQ’s.