Childcare, K-12 and higher education

COVID-19-related information on childcare, information about schools, colleges and universities.



Higher education

  • Links to state community and technical colleges from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  • Colleges’ announcements related to COVID, along with resources for students, parents, educators and administrators from Washington Student Achievement Council.
  • Emergency Student Loan Forbearance: The U.S. Department of Education automatically paused payments on all federal student loan payments from March 13, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020. Loan interest is also 0 percent during this time. If you would like to continue making payments during this time, contact your loan servicer.
  • Private loans: if you have private loans, contact your lender to find out about repayment or interest flexibility.
  • Washinton College Grant: If you receive a Washington College Grant (formerly the State Need Grant), check with your college's financial aid office for more information about course completion requirements.