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World Class Education

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 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 27.6 27.7 27.7
001 - General Fund
State 2,963,000 3,035,000 5,998,000
Federal 2,431,000 2,446,000 4,877,000
001 - General Fund Totals 5,394,000 5,481,000 10,875,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 146,000 135,000 281,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
Local 18,000 18,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 27.6 27.7 27.7
GFS 2,963,000.0 3,035,000.0 5,998,000.0
Other 2,595,000.0 2,581,000.0 5,176,000.0
Totals 5,558,000.0 5,616,000.0 11,174,000.0

002507 - Number of Associate Degrees Awarded Annually

Number of Associate Degrees Awarded Annually
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 30,591 39,952
2015-17 A3 30,325 43,967
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

002508 - Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded Annually

Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded Annually
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 33,598 44,642
2015-17 A3 34,218 49,129
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

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
2015-17 A2 31,864 29,649
2015-17 A3 30,299 32,629
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

002838 - College Going Rate

College Going Rate
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 59% 0%
2015-17 A3 60% 70%
2017-19 A2 60% 59%
2017-19 A3 0% 59%
2019-21 A2 0% 59%
2019-21 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 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.1 2.1 2.1
001 - General Fund
State 323,000 326,000 649,000
Federal 25,000 25,000 50,000
001 - General Fund Totals 348,000 351,000 699,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1.8 1.8 1.8
001 - General Fund
State 28,000 24,000 52,000
Federal 56,000 56,000 112,000
001 - General Fund Totals 84,000 80,000 164,000
17R - Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc
State 3,000 3,000 6,000
463 - Washington Colleg Savings Prog Acct
Non-Appropriated 36,000 38,000 74,000
496 - Educator Conditional Scholarship
Non-Appropriated 13,000 13,000 26,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog
Non-Appropriated 26,000 26,000 52,000
788 - Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog
Non-Appropriated 217,000 219,000 436,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.9 3.9 3.9
GFS 351,000.0 350,000.0 701,000.0
Other 376,000.0 380,000.0 756,000.0
Totals 727,000.0 730,000.0 1,457,000.0

002839 - Average Positive Response for Employee Engagement

Average Positive Response for Employee Engagement.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 88% 0%
2015-17 A3 80% 90%
2017-19 A2 76% 90%
2017-19 A3 76% 90%
2019-21 A2 0% 76%
2019-21 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 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
State 153,000 159,000 312,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS 153,000.0 159,000.0 312,000.0
Other
Totals 153,000.0 159,000.0 312,000.0
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 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 37.6 37.8 37.7
463 - Washington Colleg Savings Prog Acct
Non-Appropriated 828,000 856,000 1,684,000
788 - Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog
Non-Appropriated 6,492,000 6,744,000 13,236,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 37.6 37.8 37.7
GFS
Other 7,320,000.0 7,600,000.0 14,920,000.0
Totals 7,320,000.0 7,600,000.0 14,920,000.0

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
2015-17 A2 0 10,000
2015-17 A3 0 5,000
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

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 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 16.3 15.2 15.8
001 - General Fund
State 3,145,000 3,172,000 6,317,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 121,000 132,000 253,000

SAC-Student Financial Aid

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 30.8 28.6 29.7
001 - General Fund
State 278,237,000 281,486,000 559,723,000
Federal 5,942,000 5,981,000 11,923,000
Local 132,000 150,000 282,000
001 - General Fund Totals 284,311,000 287,617,000 571,928,000
08A - Education Legacy Trust Account
State 50,828,000 42,660,000 93,488,000
17F - WA Opportunity Pathways Account
State 51,568,000 62,661,000 114,229,000
17R - Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc
State 104,000 106,000 210,000
22V - Medical Student Loan Account
Non-Appropriated 366,000 366,000 732,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 9,000 9,000 18,000
496 - Educator Conditional Scholarship
Non-Appropriated 261,000 211,000 472,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog
State 860,000 860,000 1,720,000
Non-Appropriated 5,526,000 5,787,000 11,313,000
747 - Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog Totals 6,386,000 6,647,000 13,033,000
785 - State Educational Trust Fund Acct
State 6,000,000 6,000,000
Non-Appropriated 646,000 646,000 1,292,000
785 - State Educational Trust Fund Acct Totals 6,646,000 646,000 7,292,000
835 - 4 Yr Student Child Care Hi Ed Acct
Non-Appropriated 75,000 75,000 150,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 47.1 43.8 45.5
GFS 281,382,000.0 284,658,000.0 566,040,000.0
Other 122,438,000.0 119,644,000.0 242,082,000.0
Totals 403,820,000.0 404,302,000.0 808,122,000.0

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
2015-17 A2 408,874 441,000
2015-17 A3 384,621 441,000
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