What is the Seattle Promise Program?
The Seattle Promise program is designed to provide the financial support and personal guidance students need to succeed in college. The program is open to all students of eligible Seattle Public High Schools regardless of GPA, income, or background.
Seattle Promise Scholars are eligible for the following services:
- Support applying to Seattle Promise and Seattle Colleges
- Support applying for and completing financial aid requirements
- Full coverage of any tuition expenses remaining after other scholarships and financial aid
- Assistance with choosing and registering for classes
- Preparation for the transition to college
- Guidance and mentorship through the first two years of college
Who qualifies for the Seattle Promise Scholarship?
Any graduating senior at a participating Seattle Public High School can apply to attend their designated partner college (see chart below).
|High School||Partner College|
|Ingraham High School||North Seattle College|
|Garfield High School||Seattle Central College|
|Chief Sealth International High School
Cleveland High School
Rainier Beach High School
West Seattle High School
|South Seattle College|
*Students who are eligible for Seattle Promise and who are admitted to the Academy of Rising Educators program at Seattle Central College starting fall 2019 will be permitted to attend Seattle Central College as Seattle Promise scholars.
What are the program requirements?
Eligible applicants will complete and submit the following applications to their partner college by their corresponding deadlines:
|Application — Complete & Submit||Deadline|
|Seattle Promise Scholarship Program application||Friday, February 15, 2019|
|Admissions Application to your partner college||Friday, February 15, 2019|
|Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Student Aid (WASFA)||RECOMMENDED Saturday, December 15, 2018|
|Financial aid file||Friday, March 15, 2019|
After completing all application requirements, Seattle Promise Scholars will attend the following events to prepare for educational and institutional success.
|Events and Milestones||Date|
|Readiness Academy||Spring 2019|
|Summer Bridge Program||Late Summer 2019|
|Enroll full time (min. 12 credits)||Fall Quarter 2019|
*To remain eligible Seattle Promise Scholars are required to attend classes, be in good academic standing and meet with their advisor each quarter.
Alternative Funding Options for Graduating Seniors
There are many other financial aid and funding sources available to assist students if they do not qualify for Seattle Promise. Contact the financial aid office at one of our colleges for more information about your options.