Let us help you pay for college
You'll be surprised at the number of financial assistance options available to you at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
Financial assistance isn't just for low-income students any more. It's available to just about every student that comes through our doors. Listed below are the numerous options available for you, with links for more detailed information.
Federal and State Financial Aid
You don't have to be a low-income student to qualify for some types of aid. To get started, visit Financial Aid and review the Financial Aid Checklist. For questions or more information, call (425) 739-8106 or send an email.
Student Payment Plan
LWIT's Student Payment Plan program will allow you to pay for your education on an installment plan. You can make payments in monthly installments each academic quarter.
If you're a Washington State resident and enrolled in a Health Care, Business, Accounting or I-Best program, you could qualify for financial aid through LWIT's Opportunity Grants program. If you have questions, please email or call (425) 739-8100, ext.8448
You may be eligible to receive funding through the WorkFirst program if you are a current TANF recipient. For more information call (425) 739-8339 or (425) 739-8131.
Worker Retraining Program
If you're unemployed or vulnerable to a layoff, you can obtain financial aid through the Worker Retraining program. This program also serves military veterans, displaced homemakers and others. For more information call (425) 739-8206.
If you're a veteran receiving the GI Bill or similar benefits, you can receive financial assistance for most LWIT courses and programs through Veterans programs. In addition, you may be eligible for a 25% waiver of tuition and fees if you're a veteran or a member of the National Guard and have been honorably discharged or meet certain requirements.
You could qualify for one of the numerous scholarship opportunities available to LWIT students.
Agency and Employer Assistance
Agencies such as Labor and Industries, Employment Security Dept. (Trade Act), and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) offer financial assistance to some students. In addition, some employers may offer financial assistance to employees on a contract basis. For more information on setting up these accounts, stop by the Student Accounts Office W201E, email Student Accounts or call (425) 739-8184. Vouchers and funding information may be faxed to (425) 739-8182.
Working Connections Childcare
If you're receiving federal food stamps you may be eligible to receive book & supply funding (up to $250 per quarter) and childcare assistance through Working Connections Childcare (DSHS). For more information go to the BFET page or call 425-576-5811
LWIT offers tuition waivers for students meeting these qualifications:
Washington State employees
Eligible veterans or National Guard members
Children or spouse of a disabled, deceased, MIA, or POW
Children of disabled law enforcement officers and firefighters
Vocational students registering for more than 18 credits
Nonresident students (waiver of differential between resident and nonresident operating fee)
Certain conditions apply for these waivers.