College Bound Scholarship

What is the College Bound Scholarship?

The scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound pledge. The program is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Did you sign up when you were in middle school? Don’t remember? Contact College Bound Scholarship at: www.collegebound@wsac.wa.gov or call 888-535-0747 x1 to find out!

What is the College Bound Pledge?

College Bound students promise to:

  • Graduate from a Washington State high school or home school with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Not be convicted of a felony.
  • Apply to an eligible college and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) as soon after October 1 as possible in your senior year of high school.

To Access the Scholarship -You the student must:

  • Meet the CBS pledge requirements.
  • File the FAFSA or WASFA. You may file as early as October 1. Remember that each college has their own financial aid deadlines that you must follow.
  • List every college that you plan on applying to on your financial aid application.
  • Be admitted to and enroll in an eligible institution in Washington within one year of high school graduation.

Your College Must:

  • Determines if your income meets the eligibility guidelines.
  • Calculates your financial aid award.
  • Sends you an Award Letter (by mail or email) indicating how much financial aid you will receive.
  • Disburses your financial aid, including your College Bound, before classes begin.

College Bound will:

  •  Matches your financial aid application to your College Bound application.
  •  Identifies you as a College Bound student to the colleges you listed on the FAFSA or WASFA.