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. On Aug. 8, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced the suspension of loan payments, stop collections and interest waived on ED-held student loans until Dec. 31, 2020.
  • 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.