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Financial Aid

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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, as determined by the US Department of Education, may be eligible:

  • Must have a complete, valid, and verified (if applicable) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid Office, for the year in which emergency funds will be awarded (2019-2020 for spring quarter, or 2020-2021 for summer quarter).
  • Must not be in default of a federal student loan or owe a repayment of a federal grant
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with the SVC SAP Policy
  • Must register with the Selective Service if a male, and at least 18 years old
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED

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

CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I apply?

A: Students who already have a valid FAFSA application on file have been notified by the Financial Aid Office and provided instructions for how to either be considered, or receive CARES Act Emergency Funds. If you believe that you meet the criteria noted above and you have not received an email from the SVC Financial Aid Office, please email [email protected] to inquire.

Q: Who can receive this emergency funding?

A: CARES Act Emergency Funds are restricted to students with a valid FAFSA on file, who meet the other eligibility criteria noted above.

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

A: You may be eligible to receive CARES Act Emergency Funds if you complete and submit a FAFSA and you meet all other criteria noted above. Be sure to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Q: What is the FAFSA and how do I complete it?

A: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a federal application required for most federal and state financial aid grants, loans and work study funds. It is completed and submitted online. It takes approximately five business days for the federal processor to complete its review and then send the results to the Financial Aid Office. Once we have received your application, you can monitor and check your status via the Financial Aid Portal.

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 the income information reported on the FAFSA. However, you must complete a FAFSA application and all required documents requested by the Financial Aid Office, in order to be considered.

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

A: For spring quarter, students must apply prior to June 5th. Additionally, funding is limited and additional requests cannot be supported once funds are exhausted.

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: 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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