CARES Act funding
ANNOUNCEMENT: As of Monday, May 11, 2020, CARES Act funding for WVC students is no longer available.
Due to very high demand, student funds have been depleted.
PROCESSING: Applications submitted prior to May 11 are still being processed. It may take up to two weeks to receive funding. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANUNCIO: A partir del lunes 11 de mayo de 2020, los fondos de la Ley CARES para estudiantes
de WVC ya no están disponibles. Debido a la muy alta demanda, los fondos de los estudiantes
se han agotado.
PROCESAMIENTO: Las solicitudes presentadas antes del 11 de mayo aún se están procesando. Puede tardar hasta dos semanas en recibir fondos. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con email@example.com.
What is the CARES Act?
The CARES Act is federal legislation that was passed by the United States Congress in March 2020. It provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Learn more about how WVC is responding to the pandemic at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.
The college has been received $1.2 million to be given to eligible students. Funds can be used for COVID-19-related expenses including technology, food, housing, health care, or child care. This money is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.
Who is eligible?
All Wenatchee Valley College students who are currently enrolled are eligible to apply, with the exception of:
- Students enrolled only in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
- Students enrolled only English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
- Students enrolled only in continuing education courses
- Running Start students
- International students
- DACA/Undocumented students
Not sure if you qualify? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not eligible, WVC also offers other emergency funding and resources. See "What additional resources are available?" in the frequently asked questions below.
How do I apply?
As of Monday, May 11, 2020, the application is no longer available. All funds have been allocated or distributed to students.
What if my application is still in process?
Applications submitted prior to Monday, May 11, are still being processed. It may take up to two weeks to receive funding. Results or requests for additional information will be communicated via email or phone.
How will I receive the funds?
Funding will be disbursed using the student’s refunding preference established with BankMobile. Visit WVC's BankMobile page for more information. Contact WVC’s Financial Aid Office (wvc.edu/Financial Aid) for additional information about establishing your refunding preference. If you can't find your personal BankMobile code, the financial aid office can help with that.
If you have questions or need more information:
- Email email@example.com
- Call counseling services: 509-682-6850
- Call financial aid: 509-682-6810
DISCLAIMER: Federal guidelines about how these funds may be used are changing frequently. Wenatchee Valley College will try to keep the information on this page and on the application for aid as up-to-date as possible, but that information may not reflect the most recent changes to federal regulations.
To be eligible for funds, students must:
- Be currently enrolled at WVC
- Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Some students are not eligible for funds, including:
- Students only enrolled in continuing education program courses, Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses
- Students who do not have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- DACA students or undocumented students
- International students
These students may still qualify for other assistance at WVC. See more under “What additional resources are available?”
Funds can be used for COVID-19-related expenses including technology, food, housing, health care, or child care.
Students may apply for a maximum of $2,100, but may not receive the full amount. If you do not need the full $2,100, please consider applying for only the amount that you need.
No, this fund will not impact or replace financial aid.
In addition to CARES Act funding, WVC also offers:
- Emergency funding,
- Information about local resources and
- WVC food pantry curbside pickup on both campuses.
All students in need of help have access to these resources, regardless of level of education, citizenship, etc.