Bill Alert: SB 5393

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5393: College Promise Scholarship

Link to the bill: SB 5393

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?
Creates the Washington college promise scholarship program to:
(1) Replace the state need grant program; and
(2) Provide a statewide free college program for eligible participants and greater access to post secondary education for state residents.

Requires the office of student financial assistance to:
(1) Implement and administer the program;
(2) Establish rules for implementation of the program; and
(3) Award Washington college promise scholarships to eligible students beginning in academic year 2021-2022.

  • Requires the legislature to appropriate funding for the program.
  • Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the program and submit the caseload forecast.
  • Repeals certain statutes in chapter 28B.92 RCW regarding the state need grant program.
  • Repeals chapter 28B.119 RCW (the Washington promise scholarship program).

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