Student Achievement Council
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||118.0||939,555||56,739||996,294|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Passport to Careers Caseload||0.0||3,640||0||3,640|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||0.0||3,640||0||3,640|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|Agency Savings in FY 2021||(168)||(168)||(336)|
|General Wage Increase Savings||(139)||(132)||(271)|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||(307)||(300)||(607)|
|Total Policy Changes||0.0||3,333||(300)||3,033|
|2019-21 Policy Level||118.0||942,888||56,439||999,327|
College Bound Caseload
College Bound Scholarship (CBS) funding levels are adjusted to reflect the November 2019 caseload forecast. This program provides full tuition and fees and $500 for books or supplies to income-eligible students enrolled in Washington state colleges or universities who completed the College Bound pledge requirements.
Washington Apprenticeship Grant
Washington College Grant for Apprenticeship funding levels are adjusted to reflect the November 2020 caseload forecast. This forecasted program supports income-eligible apprentices enrolled in approved registered apprenticeship programs. The grant covers tuition, instructional fees and materials.
Washington College Grant Caseload
Washington College Grant funding levels are adjusted to reflect the November 2020 caseload forecast. This program provides full or partial tuition and fees for income-eligible students enrolled in Washington state colleges or universities.
Opportunity Scholarship State Match
Funding is provided to match private contributions and pledges to be paid by June 30, 2021 to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). A public-private partnership, the WSOS provide scholarships to students who have received their high school diploma or GED in Washington state and are pursuing a four-year degree or professional technical 2-year degree in science, match, technology, engineering or health care. To date, the state has provided $97.3 million to match private contributions to these programs.
Passport to Careers Caseload
In 2018 the Legislature expanded eligibility for the Passport to Careers (PTC) financial aid program for students in foster care or who have experienced homelessness. Beginning in fiscal year 2020, appropriations were insufficient to fund all eligible students, and that shortfall is growing each fiscal year. PTC-eligible populations have the largest gaps in educational outcomes. Without enough funds to serve all eligible students enrolled in college, many of them lacking the financial resources to cover college expenses will likely withdraw or assume additional student loan debt. Insufficient funding also prevents new postsecondary enrollments. PTC is a key strategy to closing equity gaps, but it must be adequately funded to meet demand to be effective. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State)
Agency Savings in FY 2021
Agency savings were achieved by implementing the governor's directive to furlough staff. (Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog - State, Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog - Non-Appropriated, other funds)
General Wage Increase Savings
Agency savings were achieved by implementing the governor's directive to withhold the general wage increase scheduled for July 1, 2020. (WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc - State, other funds)