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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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Your Password is your six-digit Date of Birth (mmddyy)

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Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)

The Spring 2021 application is now available: 

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 Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II), 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

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 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.

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  
  • WSERF – Washington State Emergency Relief Fund

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! 

Should I apply for Washington State Emergency Relief Funds or Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?

Make sure you review the eligibility on each website before applying. You cannot receive both, and should only apply for one.

Generally, if you are a FAFSA filer, you should apply for the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). If you are a WASFA filer, you should apply for the Washington State Emergency Relief Funds (WSERF). However, please note you DO NOT need to file a FAFSA or WASFA to apply for either fund.

How do I apply?

Emergency funds request form will become available on the first day of spring quarter, 2021 on April 5th.

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?

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 II?

For spring quarter 2021, funds will be made available on the first day of the quarter and the applications will close once all funds have been exhausted.

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.

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