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Emergency Funding for students experiencing financial difficulties


Need help paying for food, housing, utilities, transportation, or other expenses? Financial assistance is available through multiple sources, and students are encouraged to apply for every opportunity that they are qualified for. 

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COVID-19 Emergency Funding is available for currently enrolled students who have additional expenses due to COVID-19 and can demonstrate exceptional need. The maximum award available is $600.

The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is for immigrants experiencing hard times because of COVID-19. If you aren't eligible for federal financial relief or unemployment insurance, this fund is for you. You may receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment. Apply by May 15.

The Edmonds College Foundation Emergency Assistance Program is available for currently enrolled students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial difficulty that has occurred in the last 30 days, is beyond their control, and could prevent them from continuing their education. Funding can be used to pay for housing, utilities, food, transportation, and health care. The maximum award available is $500.

The Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) is open to currently enrolled students who have experienced a sudden, urgent, or unexpected financial difficulty that impacts their ability to complete the quarter. The grant can help with housing, utilities, food, transportation, health care, and childcare. 

The Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) grant is available to students who are currently homeless and those who have aged out of the foster care system. Funding can be used for housing, laundry vouchers, transportation, and more.

SSEH and SEAG care coordinators are also available to help students navigate community resources and explore long-term solutions. Email sseh@edmonds.edu or seag@edmonds.edu to contact a care coordinator.

Additionally, the Edmonds College Food Pantry is offering free food and personal hygiene items for Edmonds College students and employees. Please check the Food Pantry webpage for more details and the current schedule. 

Visit edmonds.edu/spring2021 for a full list of spring quarter resources, including information about online learning and how to visit campus for in-person classes.

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