Financial Aid for AJAC Apprentices

Learn About The Financial Aid Opportunities for AJAC Apprentices

Financial Aid may be available to assist active apprentices with the costs associated with their apprenticeship program. Some examples of these costs are things like tuition, fees, supplies, food, housing, and transportation to and from your related supplemental instruction classroom.

There are several types of financial aid that an apprentice may be eligible for depending on their circumstances.

The Washington College Grant

New in 2020/2021 Academic Year (AJAC Will Accept Applications for 2020/21 Until June 11th)

The Washington College Grant for Apprentices is processed through AJAC – meaning your application is submitted to and, if you are eligible, you are awarded through AJAC support. Apprentices eligible for the Washington College Grant may be able to receive up to $2,500 per academic year in grant funding.

Are you eligible for the Washington College Grant? You may be eligible if:

  • You have been a Washington Resident for over 1 year
  • You do NOT already have a bachelors degree
  • You are an active apprentice, currently employed, and attending classes for your RSI
  • You meet the financial requirements outlined here *For the 2020/21 academic year you will use income from 2018 taxes to determine your financial requirement eligibility. If you are considered a Dependent you will use your parent(s) 2018 income.

Please fill out an APPLICATION. The best way to find out how much you may be eligible for is by completing the application form in full and submitting it to our financial aid manager.

Submit Your Completed Washington College Grant Application here: SUBMIT – please click on this link to upload your completed WCG Application

*If you have questions about the application process please contact our Financial Aid Manager – Leo Vogel by email at lvogel@ajactraining.org.  

Other Types of Financial Aid You May be Eligible For

The Washington State Opportunity – Career and Technical Scholarship: *(The deadline to apply for Fall 2021 quarter is June 6th) Eligible Apprentices who receive this scholarship are eligible for up to $1,500 per quarter. To apply or find more details and eligibility please visit the linked website. For additional questions please email info@waopportunityscholarship.org. 

ANEW – Passport to Apprenticeship: If you are currently experiencing homelessness or experienced foster care after the age of 13 and are in need of emergency funding assistance, please visit the linked website and submit an Enrollment Form. For additional questions or assistance contact Stella Wayman at ANEW by email at Stella@anewaop.org.

Emergency Assistance

Several of our partner colleges offer emergency grant funding if you find yourself in serious needs for things like food, housing, bills, vehicle repairs, or other emergency issues. Each college has different guidelines on how to receive these funds and/or who is eligible for them, but if you find yourself in need, we strongly encourage you to submit an application and try to get the funding needed to keep emergency impediments from derailing your pursuit. Here are a few links to help: