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Opportunity Grant

Program Overview

The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. You may be eligible to receive funding for tuition and fees up to 45 credits (one year full time, or spaced out to a maximum of 3 years to complete your studies). Before continuing, please verify that the program you are interested or enrolled in is listed below in the "Qualifying Programs" section.

If you are enrolled in a qualifying program and want to see if you are eligible for the Opportunity Grant at Wenatchee Valley College, please fill out our Interest Survey and one of our staff members will contact you.

To be eligible for the Opportunity Grant you must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA, for undocumented students only) and demonstrate unmet financial need
  • Be a Washington state resident
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • Be enrolled in a qualifying degree or certificate program (see list of qualifying programs below)
  • Have an annual household income at or below the following (200% of federal poverty level)
    • For a 1 person household $30,120
    • For a 2 person household $40,880
    • For a 3 person household $51,640
    • For a 4 person household $62,400
    • For a 5 person household $73,160
    • For a 6 person household $83,920
    • For a 7 person household $94,680
    • For an 8 person household $105,440
    • For each household member above 8, add $10,760 to the annual income limit.

*These income guidelines are current as of January 12th, 2024.

  • Funding for tuition and fees up to 45 credits (one year full time, or spaced out to a maximum of 3 years to complete your studies)
  • Funding for required books and supplies
  • You may also be able to receive support services such as tutoring, career advising, college success classes and possible emergency assistance

If you have questions or would like to speak to a Student Grants Center staff member, please reach out to a staff member listed below or email our department at

Mary Adamski
Student Navigator
(509) 682-6613

Dalia Hernandez
Student Navigator
(509) 682-6965

Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg
Student Grants Center Coordinator
(509) 682-6964