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Washington Aerospace Training & Research (WATR) Center

Financial Assistance

The Aerospace Loan Program (ALP)

The Aerospace Loan Program (ALP) provides low-interest loans to Washington students who have been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center Program but have demonstrated inability to pay the full cost of attending the program.

Students can receive up to $7,900 for 20 weeks of training to enhance their existing job skills or earn certificates of completion in various aerospace production fields. The Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center was created to help meet the demand for skilled aerospace workers in Washington. After completion of the program, ALP recipients have a 6 month grace period before their first payment is due and up to three years to repay their loans.

Application forms


GET Program

The GET Program is Washington's 529 prepaid college tuition plan that helps families with young children save for future higher education expenses. The State of Washington guarantees that the value of your account will keep pace with the cost of college tuition, no matter how much it increases in the future (even if it doubles or triples). The earlier you start saving, the greater the opportunity for increased value of your GET account.


GI Bill® Program

For students who are using the GI Bill®*, contact Edmonds College Veteran’s Resource Center at 425.640.1502 for verification and enrollment.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill


Sallie Mae Loan Program

The Salle Mae—Smart Option Student Loan is the only nationwide private student loan offering a Graduated Repayment Period feature8, providing budget flexibility for graduating students.


Other Programs

If you are working on enrollment with assistance from WorkSource, Labor & Industries, BFET, and other programs, please discuss financial assistance with your counselor or advisor from the individual program.


Private Scholarships and Loans

While we are not affiliated with them, there are private scholarships and loans available. One such program is Work Ethics Scholarship offered through Mike Rowe Works Foundation. This scholarship is designated for programs that offer an alternative to traditional academic degrees. To apply, visit Mike Rowe Works Scholarship.

 


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