The Seattle Promise Program

Seattle Promise
Seattle Promise is the college tuition and supports program launched by the City of Seattle, Seattle Colleges and Seattle Public Schools following passage of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy in 2018.

Seattle Promise has three core components:

  1. Tuition at the three Seattle Colleges: South, Central, or North
  2. Equity scholarships, which provide flexible funding to students, for books, transportation, housing, or other student needs
  3. Student supports and advising beginning in the junior year of high school and lasting through completion of a degree, certificate, credential or transfer to a four-year institutions.

The FEPP Levy was passed by Seattle voters in November 2018 with the goal of achieving educational equity, closing opportunity gaps, and building a better future for Seattle students.

For more information on the Seattle Promise Program, visit

 Seattle Colleges           Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning            Seattle Public Schools           University of Washington 


New Seattle Promise Transfer Partnership with University of Washington

As part of the Seattle Rescue Plan, City and educational leaders recently announced a new Seattle Promise transfer partnership with the University of Washington set to begin in summer of 2022. The new transfer partnership will include:·

  • Dedicated UW admissions and advising supports for Promise scholars
  • Summer credit-bearing coursework at UW, with a focus on research and writing
  • UW academic and career advising
  • Mentorship from UW faculty, staff, and current and former UW transfer students

The proposed partnership does not include an admission guarantee or financial supports. 

Learn more about the Seattle Rescue Plan and legislative timeline.

View the June 3, 2021, press conference announcing the Seattle Promise-UW partnership.

If you have questions or media inquiries regarding this partnership, please contact Kamaria Hightower, DEEL Communications Manager at

Page last updated 12/14/21.