HB 1340 - DIGEST

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 postsecondary 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.