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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

Edmonds College acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Fall 2020

Due to high volume of requests and limited funds available, we are no longer taking applications.

Reports

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)


Past Updates

Date of Report 9/1/2020

Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $1,443,689
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to date $985,329
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and Eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants 2,814
Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date 1,174

 

Date of Report 7/27/2020

Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $1,443,689
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to date $699,729.93
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and Eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants 2,814
Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date 700

 

Edmonds College received federal money from the CARES Act to help students who experienced additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID -19 with limited emergency assistance. Based on new guidance from the Department of Education, you may be eligible for CARES Act Emergency Aid.

Due to the high number of requests the Cares Act form is closed for summer quarter.

Questions? Email covid19aid@edcc.edu.

Edmonds College acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Date of Report 5/16/2020

Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $1,443,689
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to date $517,824
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and Eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants 2,814
Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date 520

 

All students eligible for Title IV (Financial Aid) funding can apply for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants through the emergency funding application. 

Eligibility Requirements for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • Must be enrolled spring 2020
  • Must be eligible for Title IV aid and meet federal aid eligibility requirements (filed a FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid)*
  • Must be experiencing short-term financial need related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID1-19

*Priority will be given to Pell and Washington College Grant eligible students.

Note: International and DACA students are not eligible.  Eligible students must be enrolled in a program of study approved for Title IV aid (ABE, ESL, Continuing Education, etc. not eligible programs of study).

Award amount: $1,000 ($333 per month) in additional costs for utilities, food, internet, etc for the quarter. 

Examples of what these emergency funds can pay for include expenses such as: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Expenses need to be related to the disruption in college operations - for example, because the College moved to online instruction, you may need funding for a laptop, internet or hotspot to do your work. Or, if you were employed by the college and your hours were reduced because of the change in College operations, you may also qualify. NOTE: If you (or your spouse or parent) lost your job or had hours reduced because of COVID-19, that would not qualify as the loss was not related to the change in college operations. 

All students enrolled in the spring quarter 2020 who filed a 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA and were Pell Grant and Washington State Need Grant eligible were contacted to apply for CARES Act emergency aid.

If you feel you meet these requirements, please check your EdMail (an email was sent on May 7, 2020 to all Pell and Washington College Grant eligible students with application information) or email covid19aid@edcc.edu.

Edmonds College received federal money from the recently passed CARES Act to help currently enrolled students who are experiencing short-term financial need related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 with limited emergency assistance. Only currently enrolled students who have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) AND meet federal financial aid eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for this emergency aid. Priority will be given to Pell Grant and Washington College Grant eligible students.

Examples of what these emergency funds can pay for include expenses such as: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Expenses need to be related to the disruption in college operations. For example, because the college moved to online instruction, you may need funding for a laptop, internet, or hotspot to do your work. Or, if you were employed by the college and your hours were reduced because of the change in college operations, you may also qualify. NOTE: If you (or your spouse or parent) lost your job or had hours reduced because of COVID-19, that would not qualify as the loss was not related to the change in college operations.

If you feel you meet these requirements, please check your EdMail (an email was sent on May 7, 2020 to all Pell and Washington College Grant eligible students with application information) or email covid19aid@edcc.edu.

The Edmonds College Foundation also has emergency assistance. We encourage you to apply for CARES Act funding AND Edmonds College Foundation emergency assistance.