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CARES Act funding

Atención: La financiación ya no está disponible.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  CARES II and CARES III funds are available.  Click on the application button below to apply. 
PROCESSING:
 It may take up to two weeks to receive funding. For more info, contact caresfund@wvc.edu.

 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 caresfund@wvc.edu.

What is the CARES Act?

CARES Act BadgeThe 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 received funds 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?

Generally, all Wenatchee Valley College students who are currently enrolled are eligible to apply.

Not sure if you qualify? Contact caresfund@wvc.edu.

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?

 CARES II and CARES III funds are available at: CARES APPLICATION

What if my application is still in process?

Applications being processed as soon as possible. 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. 

Contact

If you have questions or need more information:

  • Email caresfund@wvc.edu
  • 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.

CARES Act I FAQs

To be eligible for funds, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled at WVC
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

Some students were  not eligible for CARES I 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

Students may qualify for other assistance at WVC. See more under “What additional resources are available?”

CARES II and CARES III do allow students listed above to be eligible to receive funds.  

Funds can be used for COVID-19-related expenses including technology, food, housing, health care, or child care.  

Maximum amounts vary, generally 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.

For more information, contact WVC Counseling Services: Bertha Sanchez, bsanchez@wvc.edu or Ryan Poortinga, rpoortinga@wvc.edu.

All students in need of help have access to these resources, regardless of level of education, citizenship, etc.