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Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education
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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Eligible Skagit Valley College students who have incurred expenses related to the campus disruption due to the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funding from the federal CARES Act. Additional information regarding the CARES Act Emergency Funds can be found below.

Eligibility

All SVC students currently registered who meet the following criteria, may be eligible:

  • Must be enrolled in the quarter for which you are requesting emergency funds
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident
  • Must have incurred expenses related to the campus disruption due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Funds are limited and the college does not guarantee that every student who is eligible will receive funding.

CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

YQ: How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria noted above, please complete and submit the CARES Emergency Funds Request Form.

CARES Emergency Funds Request Form (ENGLISH)

Fondos de Emergencia de la Ley CARES (SPANISH)

Q: Who can receive this emergency funding?

A: CARES Act Emergency Funds are restricted to students who meet the eligibility criteria noted above. However, funds are limited and we cannot guarantee that all submitted requests will be funded.

Q: What can CARES Act Emergency Funds be used for?

A: CARES Act Emergency Funds are awarded based on expenses incurred based on the campus closure and converting to an online learning environment, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Once funds are awarded, students may choose how to spend the funds. The college will not tell students how to use the funds they receive. Note: SVC is prohibited from applying CARES Act Emergency Funds to tuition or fees outstanding on student accounts.

Q: How will I receive CARES Act Emergency Funds?

A: If you are a current financial aid recipient, funds will be distributed to whatever refund preference you have established previously. If you are not a current financial aid recipient, funds will be sent by paper check, to whatever address you have on file with Enrollment Services/Registration. You can view/update your current mailing address from your mySVC toolbox, here.

Q: How long will it take to receive these funds?

A: Upon completing the form, your application will be reviewed and eligibility determined. You will be notified within 2-4 business days, of the outcome of your request. Funds will be processed within 7 business days from the date of outcome. Please note that if your funds are being sent by paper check, there may be further delays to account for mailing time.

Q: I have not completed a FAFSA. Does that mean I do not qualify?

A: Currently, in the state of Washington, you do not need to have a FAFSA submitted in order to receive CARES Act Emergency Funds.

Q: Is there a deadline to apply for CARES Act Funds?

A: For fall quarter 2020, students must apply prior to December 4th.

Funds will not be available in between summer and fall quarter.

Q: I made too much income in the past and didn’t receive financial aid. Does that mean I cannot receive these funds?

A: CARES Act Emergency Funds are not restricted based on income. SVC understands that many students have incurred additional expenses related to the campus disruption due to COVID-19, regardless of income. Any student who meets the three eligibility criteria noted above, will be considered eligible for CARES funds.

Q: Does this impact my other financial aid?

A: No. CARES Act Emergency Funds are exempt from the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive.

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