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Education and Childcare

Seattle Promise - College Assistance

The Seattle Promise program is designed to provide the financial support and personal guidance students need to succeed in college. Students get free tuition and many other supports.

Department of education & Early Learning (DEEL)

On average, recipients save:

$444 / Month

To apply, it may take you about:

1 Hour

The average response time is about:


How it works

Seattle Promise currently offers up to two years or 90 credits of free tuition to all graduates of six eligible Seattle public high schools regardless of GPA, income, or background. By Fall of 2019, the program will expand to offer this option to all 17 Seattle public high school graduates (graduating class of 2020) who choose to attend either of the three Seattle Colleges. After completing all application requirements, Seattle Promise Scholars will attend workshops designed to prepare them for educational and institutional success.

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.


  • You are a graduating senior from a Seattle Public Schools high school

Stuff you'll need

  • Applications for 2019 are closed.

  • Applications for 2020 will open in fall 2019.



How to apply

Applications for 2019 are closed. Applications for 2020 will open in fall 2019, and students can apply online.

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