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The Greater Minds Re-engagement Microgrant is provided by a partnership with Greater Spokane Inc. and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) to assist returning students in resolving pre-registration financial hurdles by providing small dollar microgrants.

Student Eligibility

  • Former students with some college and no credential earned with a previous fee that are wanting to re-enroll
  • Has not been enrolled in a higher education institution within the last academic year (3 quarters or 2 semesters - not including summer as this is an optional term)
  • Otherwise exhibits readiness to enroll in a higher education institution in the Spokane region
  • Students are eligible for one Microgrant payment up to $1,000 to institutions participating in Washington state financial aid
  • Previous fees that are a result of financial aid overpayments/repayments or defaults are ineligible
  • Expenses that are not educational related are ineligible

  Types of Fees

ยท        Eligible fees include funds owed to a previous Washington state institution or necessary to enroll in the receiving Washington state institution.  Examples (not exhaustive) are included below.




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Parking fines

Library fines

Testing fees

Previous unpaid tuition

Admissions fees

Tuition deposit

Financial Aid Overpayments/repayments (federal or state)
Student Loans
Current Tuition

Fees that have been transferred to a  collection agency or collections fees and interest in excess of original principal




Please select the appropriate Certification Statement below:

Please note, if educational debt exceeds the maximum award amount of $1,000, individuals are responsible for payment of any excess balance PRIOR to distribution of microgrant funds.

Verification of prior debt and ability to enroll is required before funds will be released. 

I fully understand that all information given on this application and information released to Greater Minds or its partner institutions is protected by the Federal Privacy Act and, therefore will be kept confidential. Greater Minds promises it will NEVER sell or give away personal information.

If you have questions now or later, please contact Jodi Brant, Education Attainment Navigator: 509-321-3623 or