Funding Your Education

Applying for In–State Tuition

To qualify for resident tuition, students must meet the following:

  • Resided in Washington State for three (3) years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma, and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school; or
  • Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) and resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately before receiving the equivalent of the diploma; and
  • Continuously resided in Washington State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent

If you meet the above qualifications, submit the following documents to the Admissions Office in BE1104 when enrolling to the college:

Applying for Washington State Financial Aid (WASFA)

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA) because of immigration status. Students still need to meet other program requirements.

Once the WASFA is submitted, Seattle Central College can use the financial information provided in the application to determine eligibility to receive the State Need Grant, State Work Study and other funding that may be available.

To qualify for state funded financial aid, students must meet the following:

*Please note: Any information provided by students to the institution is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and will not be shared with a third party.

To find out if you qualify, complete the free WASFA application to apply for state financial aid.

Other Funding Support

Undocumented students may be eligible for other funding resources through Washington State, Seattle Central College and other programs.

The following organizations provide information about scholarship opportunities that do not require proof of immigration status. Visit the individual scholarship website for more information on specific requirements.

Additional Resources

Multicultural Services provides quarterly scholarship workshops with scholarship resources, application strategies, and a scholarship list with upcoming deadlines that do not require proof of immigration status. For more information, visit BE1103 or call 206.934.4005.