State Need Grant

If you are a student, parent, or educator looking for State Need Grant information, please visit the State Need Grant page on our agency's consumer information site, readysetgrad.org

The State Need Grant (SNG) program provides need-based financial aid to income-eligible students pursuing postsecondary education. Eligible students have a household income that is less than 70 percent of the state's median household income.

Grant recipients can use the financial aid at Washington's public two- and four-year colleges and universities and at many accredited private/independent colleges, universities, and career schools in the state.

State Need Grant amounts vary by the type of school you attend. The chart below shows the maximum you may be eligible to receive, if enrolled full-time.full-time.

2014-15 MAXIMUM SNG AWARD AMOUNTS*
SECTOR/TYPE OF SCHOOLMEDIAN FAMILY INCOME 0-50%

Public Research:
     University of Washington & Washington State University


$10,868

Public Comprehensive:
      Western Washington University
      Central Washington University
      The Evergreen State College
      Eastern Washington University
      CTC Applied Baccalaureate Programs

$7,882
$7,631
$7,611
$7,196
$7,196

Public Community & Technical Colleges (Including NW Indian College and Perry Tech.)

$3,696

Private Four-year Non-profit

$8,517

Four-year Private/For-profit
     New students

$4,259

Two-year Proprietary Colleges (Regionally accredited)

$2,118

Two-year Proprietary Colleges (NOT Regionally accredited)

$1,412

Dependent Care Allowance

$909

  *Award amounts noted above represent the maximum possible SNG award.  
   Actual SNG award amounts may vary due to individual campus awarding policies.

 

2014-15 Maximum Award Amounts

MFI Range

% of Award

0-50%
100%
51%-55%
70%
56%-60%
65%
61%-65%
60%
66%-70%
50%

Median Family Income (MFI) Cutoff Amounts

MFIs for 2014-15 SNG Program

(rounded to nearest $500)

Family Size
50%
55%
60%
65%
70%
1
$21,500
$24,000
$26,000
$28,000
$30,500
2
$ 28,500
$31,000
$34,000
$37,000
$39,500
3
$ 35,000
$38,500
$42,000
$45,500
$49,000
4
$ 41,500
$46,000
$50,000
$54,000
$58,500
5
$ 48,500
$53,000
$58,000
$63,000
$67,500
6
$ 55,000
$60,500
$66,000
$71,500
$77,000
7
$ 56,000
$62,00
$67,500
$73,000
$78,500
8
$ 57,500
$63,000
$69,000
$74,500
$80,500
9
$ 58,500
$64,500
$70,500
$76,500
$82,000
10
$ 60,000
$66,000
$72,000
$78,000
$84,000