Help is Here Emergency Grants
Don't be sidelined by an emergency expense. CC has funds to help you cover emergency expenses like utility bills, medical expenses, and COVID-19-related expenses.
There are two grants that you may qualify for. Look at each section below to see more about qualifications and specifications of each. If you previously submitted a grant application, you do not need to submit another one. We will contact you if additional information is needed.
Important Information for Fall 2020
Applications for fall are now available. Review of applications will begin Sept. 15. If approved, funds cannot be disbursed until Sept. 21, the first day of fall quarter. Tuition must be paid or you must be on a payment plan to be eligible.
Note: If you received a CARES Act Grant in spring or summer quarters, you are not eligible to apply for a fall CARES Grant. However, If you have emergency expenses during fall quarter, you may apply for a Student Emergency Assistance Grant.
COVID-19 / CARES Act Grants
As part of the CARES Act, federal emergency grant funding is available to Centralia College students who are experiencing expenses due to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Current students are encouraged to apply for emergency financial assistance if they need help paying for books, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.
CARES Act Funding Information
Find details on the amount Centralia College was awarded through the CARES Act and how that money is being allocated on the CARES Act Funding Information page.
You must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Students who received CARES Act funding in spring or summer quarters are ineligible for additional CARES funds, but may apply for Student Emergency Assistance Grants.
The grant can be used to cover expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. If you have other expenses, you are encouraged to apply for SEAG funds.
Sample Expenses Covered by CARES Act Funding
- Technology (computer, printer, hotpots)
No, but you must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Student Emergency Assistance Grant
Centralia College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, causing financial hardship. Ultimately, the goal is to cover expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their education. The grants are temporary, short-term financial assistance.
The grant can fund a one-time emergency, such as car repair, change in childcare, housing or utilities, food, a health emergency, or other unexpected expense.
Sample Expenses Covered by SEAG Funding
- Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
- Emergency medical expenses
- Overdue utility bills reaching a turn-off notice
- Loss of childcare
- Safety needs, including the needs of victims of domestic violence
- Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire or natural disaster
Sample Expenses Not Covered by SEAG Funding (examples)
- Tuition and fees
- Study abroad costs
- Non-essential personal bills, such as credit card, cable, cell phone, etc.
- Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred
How to Apply
Submit the online application form below for consideration of either grant. Fill in all required sections. Incomplete applications may delay the selections process. If you previously submitted an application, you do not need to submit another one. We will contact you if additional information is needed. Please email Erin Baker with questions or concerns.