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Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

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

The Fall 2021 application is closed. We hope to reopen in early November, after the transition to ctcLink.   

Eligible Skagit Valley College students who have incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funding made available via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), previously known as “CARES”. Additional information regarding these COVID-19 related emergency funds can be found below. These funds are to help pay for any component of your college cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as but not limited to:

  • Textbooks and course materials 
  • Food 
  • Housing/rent 
  • Technology (laptop, WiFi hotspot, software, webcam, printer) 
  • Healthcare 
  • Childcare

Fall 2021

  • The Fall quarter application will open on Tuesday, September 21 and close at 11:59pm Sunday, September 26
  • Due to the system-wide conversion into a new system called ctcLink, the application will close at 11:59pm Sunday, September 26 and remain closed until we are operating in ctcLink. We expect to reopen the application early November or sooner. 
  • The award amount is expected to be $2165 per applicant. 
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed at the time of application.
  • Skagit Valley College will prioritize awards to those with exceptional financial need, starting with those who are Pell Grant or Washington College Grant eligible. We strongly encourage all students who meet the eligibility criteria noted above to apply! 

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 have expenses or needs related to the COVID-19 health crisis

Funds are limited and the college does not guarantee that every student who is eligible will receive funding. Skagit Valley College prioritizes students with exceptional financial need, when processing application requests.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between CRRSA, HEERF I, HEERF II, CARES and WSERF?

Emergency Aid related to COVID-19 has been provided by different federal and state sources. Each of the titles, are related to different iterations of funding Skagit Valley College has received. You may hear these funding referred to by any of these names: 

  • CARES – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security 
  • CRRSA – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations
  • HEERF – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
  • HEERF II – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II 
  • HEERF III – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III

You don’t have to worry about these details – SVC encourages you to apply for emergency funding if you are eligible and have incurred an expense related to the COVID-19 health crisis!

How do I apply?

On the first day of each quarter (Fall 2021) an emergency funds request form will become available on this webpage (www.skagit.edu/cares). The application is typically posted early to mid-morning. 

Who can receive this emergency funding?

See eligibility section above.

How will I receive COVID-19 related Emergency Funds?

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.

How long will it take to receive these funds?

Fall 2021: Disbursements will begin Monday, September 27.

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. Please confirm your mailing address is current with Registration, in order to ensure prompt receipt of funds.

I have not completed a FAFSA or WASFA. Does that mean I do not qualify?

You do not need to have a FAFSA or WASFA submitted in order to receive COVID-related Emergency Funds.

Is there a deadline to apply for HEERF?

Due to the system-wide conversion into a new system called ctcLink, the application will close at 11:59pm Sunday, September 26 and remain closed until we are operating in ctcLink. We expect to reopen the application early November or sooner. 

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

COVID-Related Emergency Funds are not restricted based on income. SVC understands that many students have incurred additional expenses related to COVID-19, regardless of income. Any student who meets the eligibility criteria noted above, will be considered for funds upon submission of the request form.

Does this impact my other financial aid?

No. COVID-19 related emergency funds are exempt from the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive.

What if I do not qualify?

Please review other emergency assistance options here.

Where can I find public disclosure information and reports?
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