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World Class Education

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Increase access to high-quality post-secondary education programs

Strategy: Increase access to high-quality post-secondary education programs

Agency: 340 - Student Achievement Council

A001 - Higher Education Coordination

The Council coordinates policy for higher education to ensure a seamless post-secondary education system from K-12 to higher education, and from community and technical colleges to baccalaureate institutions.

SAC-Policy Coordination and Administration

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 26.5 24.0 25.3
001 - General Fund
State 2,873,000 2,925,000 5,798,000
Federal 2,434,000 2,448,000 4,882,000
001 - General Fund Totals 5,307,000 5,373,000 10,680,000
23A - Student Loan Advocate Account
Non-Appropriated 164,000 164,000 328,000
24J - Workforce Education Investment Acc
State 250,000 250,000 500,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 0.20 0.20 0.20
001 - General Fund
State 258,000 258,000 516,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 26.7 24.2 25.5
GFS 3,131,000.0 3,183,000.0 6,314,000.0
Other 2,848,000.0 2,862,000.0 5,710,000.0
Totals 5,979,000.0 6,045,000.0 12,024,000.0

002507 - Number of Associate Degrees Awarded Annually

Number of Associate Degrees Awarded Annually
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 31,039 30,560
2017-19 A3 30,855 30,797
2019-21 A2 0 31,061
2019-21 A3 0 31,276
2021-23 A2 0 31,490
2021-23 A3 0 31,704

002508 - Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded Annually

Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded Annually
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 34,368 34,542
2017-19 A3 35,960 34,870
2019-21 A2 0 36,310
2019-21 A3 0 37,015
2021-23 A2 0 37,721
2021-23 A3 0 38,426

002511 - Total Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded In High-Demand Fields

Total Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded In High-Demand Fields
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 31,539 30,299
2017-19 A3 32,073 30,299
2019-21 A2 0 32,350
2019-21 A3 0 32,551
2021-23 A2 0 32,751
2021-23 A3 0 32,952

002838 - College Going Rate

College Going Rate
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 60% 59%
2017-19 A3 0% 59%
2019-21 A2 0% 59%
2019-21 A3 0% 59%
2021-23 A2 0% 59%
2021-23 A3 0% 59%

A002 - Administration

Provide executive leadership (executive director, deputy director, and executive assistant) and overhead services for the agency.

SAC-Policy Coordination and Administration

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 1.5 1.5 1.5
001 - General Fund
State 281,000 292,000 573,000
Federal 23,000 23,000 46,000
001 - General Fund Totals 304,000 315,000 619,000
23A - Student Loan Advocate Account
Non-Appropriated 11,000 11,000 22,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 1.5 1.5 1.5
001 - General Fund
State 26,000 29,000 55,000
Federal 47,000 48,000 95,000
001 - General Fund Totals 73,000 77,000 150,000
17R - Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc
State 2,000 2,000 4,000
24J - Workforce Education Investment Acc
State 8,000 8,000 16,000
463 - Washington Colleg Savings Prog Acct
Non-Appropriated 25,000 25,000 50,000
496 - Educator Conditional Scholarship
Non-Appropriated 21,000 22,000 43,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog
Non-Appropriated 10,000 12,000 22,000
788 - Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog
Non-Appropriated 187,000 193,000 380,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 3.0 3.0 3.0
GFS 307,000.0 321,000.0 628,000.0
Other 334,000.0 344,000.0 678,000.0
Totals 641,000.0 665,000.0 1,306,000.0

002839 - Average Positive Response for Employee Engagement

Average Positive Response for Employee Engagement.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 76% 90%
2017-19 A3 76% 90%
2019-21 A2 0% 76%
2019-21 A3 0% 80%
2021-23 A2 0% 80%
2021-23 A3 0% 80%

A003 - Interstate Exchange Programs for Higher Education

Washington is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Through this program, Washington residents can obtain out-of-state tuition support to pursue optometric or osteopathic medicine degrees in 15 member states. In addition, the Commission uses dues collected from its member states to fund studies of higher education programs and policy issues.

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
State 159,000 163,000 322,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS 159,000.0 163,000.0 322,000.0
Other
Totals 159,000.0 163,000.0 322,000.0
Expected Results

Washington residents should pay lower tuition to pursue optometry or osteopathy degrees. Washington institutions will receive the rough equivalent of non-resident tuition for students who are residents of other states, while students pay the equivalent of resident tuition. Decision makers will have access to WICHE studies in making policy decisions.

A004 - Prepaid Tuition and Savings Plans

The Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) activity allows families to purchase tuition units now and use them later. The program invests these funds, and the purchaser is guaranteed a return that will cover tuition at a future date at any eligible public or private accredited educational institution in the nation.

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 32.8 33.0 32.9
463 - Washington Colleg Savings Prog Acct
Non-Appropriated 988,000 1,013,000 2,001,000
788 - Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog
Non-Appropriated 6,988,000 6,797,000 13,785,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 32.8 33.0 32.9
GFS
Other 7,976,000.0 7,810,000.0 15,786,000.0
Totals 7,976,000.0 7,810,000.0 15,786,000.0

000501 - New accounts created using the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program

Number of students whose families began saving for college this year using the GET program (new accounts created).
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 5,844 5,000
2017-19 A3 3,989 5,000
2019-21 A2 3,381 5,000
2019-21 A3 0 5,000
2021-23 A2 0 5,000
2021-23 A3 0 5,000

A005 - Student Financial Aid Programs

The agency administers a number of state financial aid programs, including direct grants and scholarships, reimbursement to qualifying organizations that employ eligible students, and scholarships or loan repayments tied to a service requirement in a qualified teaching or health profession position.

SAC-Policy Coordination and Administration

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 22.4 22.9 22.7
001 - General Fund
State 4,513,000 4,335,000 8,848,000
24J - Workforce Education Investment Acc
State 54,000 61,000 115,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 37.5 35.3 36.4
001 - General Fund
State 273,772,000 270,147,000 543,919,000
Federal 5,973,000 5,993,000 11,966,000
Local 150,000 150,000 300,000
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 1,000,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
001 - General Fund Totals 280,895,000 277,290,000 558,185,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 42,828,000 42,660,000 85,488,000
17F - WA Opportunity Pathways Account
State 79,361,000 85,237,000 164,598,000
17R - Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc
State 106,000 106,000 212,000
22V - Medical Student Loan Account
Non-Appropriated 366,000 366,000 732,000
24A - Behavioral Health Loan Repay Prog A
Non-Appropriated 750,000 1,100,000 1,850,000
24J - Workforce Education Investment Acc
State 143,062,000 156,792,000 299,854,000
496 - Educator Conditional Scholarship
Non-Appropriated 258,000 203,000 461,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog
State 860,000 860,000 1,720,000
Non-Appropriated 6,236,000 6,088,000 12,324,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog Totals 7,096,000 6,948,000 14,044,000
785 - State Educational Trust Fund Acct
Non-Appropriated 646,000 646,000 1,292,000
835 - 4 Yr Student Child Care Hi Ed Acct
Non-Appropriated 75,000 75,000 150,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 59.9 58.2 59.1
GFS 278,285,000.0 274,482,000.0 552,767,000.0
Other 281,725,000.0 301,337,000.0 583,062,000.0
Totals 560,010,000.0 575,819,000.0 1,135,829,000.0

002513 - Number Of Washington Residents Filing A Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Number Of Washington Residents Filing A Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 394,884 441,000
2017-19 A3 385,278 395,000
2019-21 A2 373,938 395,000
2019-21 A3 0 375,000
2021-23 A2 0 375,000
2021-23 A3 0 375,000