Office of Financial Aid

Grants + Work Study

Cornish requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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Submission of the FAFSA at is necessary to determine your eligibility for the programs listed below.

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Federal Pell Grant

The largest pell grant program, the Federal Pell Grant is designed to assist students from low-income families. These grants are awarded to degree-seeking undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant supplements financial aid beyond the Pell Grant. If you are eligible for the Pell Grant and demonstrate high financial need, you may be considered for this grant.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study program was established by Congress to help students find employment to meet educational costs while providing work experience. Most students who are eligible for work-study will work between six and ten hours per week. Funds are paid directly to students and are not credited directly to tuition invoices.

Washington College Grant (WCG)

Formerly called the State Need Grant, the Washington College (WCG) helps low-income undergraduate students from the state of Washington pursue degrees, hone skills, or retrain for new careers.

College Bound Scholarship

For eligible Washington State residents, the College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge.


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