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College Bound Scholarship

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College Bound Scholarship

  1. 1. ALL ABOUT: THECOLLEGEBOUNDSCHOLARSHIP Event Presenter,Title
  2. 2. What is the College Bound Scholarship? Early commitment of state financial aid to eligible 7th and 8th grade students. Combines with other state financial aid to cover the average cost of tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance=commitment of funds. WHAT IS THE COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP?
  3. 3. WHO CAN GET COLLEGE BOUND? ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? APPLYING ISATWO-STEP PROCESS… 1. Apply in 7th or 8th grade, by June 30 of 8th grade year (foster youth are auto-enrolled). Meet income requirements; verified on the application. STEP 2. Fulfill the College Bound Pledge. Meet income requirements; verified by the college using information from FAFSA or WASFA. Be accepted to and attend an eligible college within one year of graduating high school. STEP
  4. 4. DOES COVER DOES NOT COVER Housing Meal Plan Transportation Health care / Insurance Non-mandatory fees WHAT DOES IT COVER? AVERAGE COST OF TUITION (public rates) SOME COLLEGE FEES SMALL BOOK ALLOWANCE
  5. 5. WHERE CAN YOU USE IT? There are 66 college and universities where you can use the College Bound Scholarship And more... You can find a list online at www.readysetgrad.org/eligible-institutions
  6. 6. Graduate from a Washington State high school with a 2.0 GPA or better. Have no felony convictions. Be income eligible, as determined by the college with information from the FAFSA or WASFA. Enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation. THE COLLEGE BOUND PLEDGE:
  7. 7. NEED TO KNOW: THEREARE REQUIREMENTS BUT THERE’SALSO FLEXIBILITY! Must enroll in college within 1 year of high school graduation. Must be used within five year of HS graduation (Class of 2015’s CB scholarship expires in 2020). College Bound is a four-year scholarship (12 quarters/8 semesters). Be “in good standing” with your college to maintain scholarship (GPA, honor code, etc.). File the FAFSA or WASFA every year - Income eligibility is checked each year of college.
  8. 8. STAY CONNECTED SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAILS Stay connected to the latest College Bound news and information. http://bit.ly/2glM56L KEEP YOUR INFORMATION UP TO DATE Let us know if your contact information has changed by contacting us at collegebound@wsac.wa.gov.
  9. 9. WHAT’S NEXT? FULFILL Be sure you review your pledge to receive the College Bound Scholarship A: PREPARE Be sure you take the right courses for graduation and college admission. B: PLAN Explore different school and job options with your counselor. C: APPLY Apply in your senior year to eligible colleges and for financial aid with either the FAFSA or WASFA.
  10. 10. QUESTIONS? CONTACT US! ONLINE: www.collegebound.wa.gov www.readysetgrad.org www.thewashboard.org www.get.wa.gov ON TWITTER: @Ready_Set_Grad ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ReadySetGrad
  11. 11. Add Text Here SCHOOL RESOURCES SUBHEAD GOES HERE

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