Providing Opportunity

Are you a student seeking financial aid to continue your education?

The Process

  1. Scholarships are granted quarterly.
  2. A complete application form, three recommendations, and a brief personal statement about your circumstances and goals are required.
  3. If approved, an interview will be scheduled.
  4. To apply on-line, scan and email your application to
  5. To apply by mail, send your documents to:
    Assistance League of Seattle
    Attn: Financial Aid Chair
    1415 North 45th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103
  6. To drop off an application in person, visit the Assistance League of Seattle Thrift Shop (address above) during business hours (Thursday – Saturday, 12:00-4:00).

The Fine Print

  • You must live in King County and have established residency for in-state tuition per your school’s residency requirements.
  • You must not be receiving other tuition-related financial aid.
  • You need to carry a minimum of 10 credits per quarter (a different timeframe for specific course requirements may be considered).
  • You must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (transcripts will be required).
  • You cannot already have an Associates, BA, BS, MBA or other advanced degree from any US Institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have DSHS Aid, can I qualify for your financial aid program?

Yes. Only school-related financial aid will be disqualifying.

If I have a Pell grant or FAFSA aid or loans, can I qualify for your financial aid program?

Receiving school loans and grants will disqualify you from our program. However, Pell grants that aren’t used for tuition assistance will not disqualify you.

If I already have a four-year bachelor or a two-year associate degree, can I qualify?

No. This program is for students seeking a two-year Associate or Direct Transfer degree, or a vocational/technical certificate.

If I want to attend a King County college to complete a four-year degree, such as in nursing, can I qualify?

Only 100 and 200 level courses qualify for assistance.

Can I apply at any time of the year?

Yes. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the quarter begins.

Who oversees your Financial Aid for Education Program?

Assistance League of Seattle and its Financial Aid program are run 100% by volunteers. The committee chair directs the program and receives emails at A mentor will be assigned to each student. We encourage students to pay it forward by also volunteering with us.

Where does the money come from?

All funds come from donations, grants, or our Thrift Shop earnings.

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