Help Washington live up to the promise it made to students from low-income families
Did you know an astonishing 18,000 State Need Grant eligible students attending Washington higher education institutions don't receive funding? That's because the program hasn't been fully funded by the legislature, and that's not fair.
The legislature established the State Need Grant (SNG) fifty years ago to increase access to higher education for low-income students. Though the SNG annually funds almost 70,000 students, the underfunding of SNG left 18,000 eligible low-income students unserved in each of the last seven years.
Until funding is available for all SNG eligible students, we can't close gaps experienced by historically and systemically underserved students— including students of color, students in poverty, students qualifying for special education services, students learning English, and students impacted by trauma.
Tell legislators to fully fund SNG-eligible students and fulfil the promise of tuition assistance for low-income families.