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Opportunity Grant

Clover Park Technical College’s Opportunity Grant may assist eligible students with educational expenses such as a tuition, fees and books for a maximum of 45 credits over a three-year period. Awards are based on student need and grant availability so may vary from quarter to quarter.  

New applicants — reserve your space at orientation by emailing og-bfet@cptc.edu or calling 253-589-5513.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Email og-bfet@cptc.edu.

Application Deadlines

Summer Quarter
June 1
Fall Quarter
September 1
Winter Quarter
December 1
Spring Quarter
March 1

Eligible Programs

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Composites
  • Computer Networking & Information Systems Security
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Technology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Early Care & Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Hemodialysis
  • Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Histology
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding

Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA); demonstrate unmet financial need
  • Be a Washington State resident
  • Be admitted into one of the eligible program pathways
  • Have less than an Associate’s degree
  • Attend the mandatory Opportunity Grant orientation
  • Not be in default on student loans
  • Have income at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines below:
Number in Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Monthly Income 2,010 2,707 3,403 4,100 4,797 5,493 6,6190 6,887
Yearly Income 24,120 32,480 40,840 49,200 57,560 65,920 74,280 82,640

Contact

BFET/Workfirst Office Assistant
Jan Curtis
253-589-5513
janice.curtis@cptc.edu

Associate Director of Eligibility Programs
Fran Matz
253-589-5957
fran.matz@cptc.edu

Office Hours

Mon. and Wed. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tue. and Thurs. 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Clover Park Technical College
Opportunity Grant/BFET Program, Financial Aid Office
Building 17, Room 102
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-409

Resources

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Start Next Quarter: You may pre-qualify for college funding