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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Washington Passport to Careers

Washington Passport to Careers
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Have you been homeless? Do you want to continue your education or start a career in a trade? The Passport to Careers program can assist you on your journey toward a postsecondary education or apprenticeship. It provides financial assistance and support services, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Homeless or in Foster Care: You experienced unaccompanied homelessness (without a parent or guardian) during the prior school year, or were in the care of the Washington State, tribal, or federal foster care system. (See chart at right for eligibility dates.)
  • State Resident: You are a resident of Washington, or your case is based in Washington State.

Eligible Student:

  • You are or will be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible institution of higher education or a recognized pre-apprenticeship or registered apprenticeship program in Washington before turning 22.
  •  You are not planning to pursue a degree in theology.
  • You have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.

Application Process: Download the consent form

Passport to Careers Eligibility Expansion:

  • July 2018: In foster care after age 15.
  • July 2019: In foster care after age 14 or experienced unaccompanied homelessness in the prior school year.
  • July 2020: In foster care after age 13.

Passport to College:

  • Through the Passport to College program, students receive support services from college staff, a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending college, and priority consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study programs.
  • Passport to Apprenticeships

The Passport to Apprenticeship Opportunities: 

  • Will assist students participating in registered apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs with covering costs such as tuition, fees, work clothes, and occupation-related tools.

For more information, contact Dawn Cypriano-McAferty, Program Manager passport@wsac.wa.gov or via phone 1-888-535-0747 (option 3)! Check out their website www.readysetgrad.org/passport

Make sure you visit your College & Career Center if you have any additional questions.