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.