Passport to college promise program
Created by the state of Washington, the Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program encourages foster youth to prepare for and succeed in college. Eligible foster youth can receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid that will help pay tuition and living expenses for up to five years of college. Scholars receive guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors, assistance finding housing during school breaks and over the summer, special consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study financial aid programs, and help finding student employment. To learn more about the program, click here.
You are eligible for this program if:
- You spent at least one year in foster care after your sixteenth birthday.
- You emancipated from foster care on or after January 1, 2007.
- You will be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible college by the time you turn 21.
- You are a Washington resident.
- You are not pursuing a degree in theology.
- You have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.
When you enroll in college, the financial aid office will confirm your eligibility with the Higher Education Coordinating Board.