COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund

Applications Open

Applications for Winter Quarter 2021 funds are now being accepted. Learn more below and apply now.

Applications will continue to be accepted until funding runs out. Funds will be distributed starting January 4th, 2021.

If you are experiencing financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic that may prevent you from being successful in school, you may qualify for a special emergency cash grant from the federal CARES Act

You may qualify for up to a maximum of $2,115 per quarter to help pay for:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbooks and course materials
  • Food
  • Housing/rent
  • Technology (laptop, WiFi hotspot, software, webcam, printer)
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Eligibility

There are no financial income requirements to be considered for funds, but you must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Be an admitted and registered student in the 2020-21 school year
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a social security number
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Not be enrolled in a program that was already 100% online before the COVID-19 pandemic
  • For male students, have registered for selective service (not applicable for students who arrived in the US after age 26)

Distribution of Funds

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding runs out and will be disbursed as quickly as possible.

  • This grant does not need to be repaid and will not negate or replace any financial aid you may already receive
  • You may reapply for this grant each quarter, as funds remain available

Apply now

Questions

For questions or assistance with the form, email emergencyaid@shoreline.edu. If you need immediate food or housing assistance, please connect with our Benefits Hub.

CARES Act Reporting

The following reports are provided as part of the college’s agreement with the Department of Education. As of October 1, 2020, reports will be provided no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30) for the term of the agreement.

Shoreline Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement whereby the College has used, or 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.

  • Total funds received from the Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): $2,438,383 total received, with $1,219,167 to be awarded directly to students.
  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $243,832.38
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 4,498
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 160
  • Method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Students submit an application that addresses all Title IV eligibility requirements by a published deadline. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis with a maximum award of $2,065. Individual award amounts are determined by an awarding matrix based on student-identified need for assistance with technology, food, rent and housing, tuition and fees, books and supplies, childcare, or healthcare. Students are notified of their awards by email and funds are disbursed to students via Bank Mobile. Students who are not awarded are also notified.

Shoreline Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement whereby the College has used, or 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.

As of 5/20/2020, applications for Spring Quarter 2020 are now closed.

  • Total funds received from the Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): $2,438,383 total received, with $1,219,167 to be awarded directly to students.
  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $243,832.38
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 4,498
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 160
  • Method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Students submit an application that addresses all Title IV eligibility requirements by a published deadline. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis with a maximum award of $2,065. Individual award amounts are determined by an awarding matrix based on student-identified need for assistance with technology, food, rent and housing, tuition and fees, books and supplies, childcare, or healthcare. Students are notified of their awards by email and funds are disbursed to students via Bank Mobile. Students who are not awarded are also notified.

Shoreline Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement whereby the College has used, or 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.

Applications for Fall Quarter funds will open in September 2020. Please check back for updated information.

  • Total funds received from the Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): $2,438,383 total received, with $1,219,167 to be awarded directly to students.
  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $243,832.38
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 4,498
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 160
  • Method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Students submit an application that addresses all Title IV eligibility requirements by a published deadline. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis with a maximum award of $2,065. Individual award amounts are determined by an awarding matrix based on student-identified need for assistance with technology, food, rent and housing, tuition and fees, books and supplies, childcare, or healthcare. Students are notified of their awards by email and funds are disbursed to students via Bank Mobile. Students who are not awarded are also notified.

Shoreline Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement whereby the College has used, or 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.

The application for Fall Quarter funds opened on September 17, 2020.

  • Total funds received from the Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): $2,438,383 total received, with $1,219,167 to be awarded directly to students.
  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $314,779
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 6220
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 225
  • Method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Students submit an application that addresses all Title IV eligibility requirements as the quarterly application opens. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis with a maximum award of $2,065. Individual award amounts are determined by an awarding matrix based on student-identified need for assistance with technology, food, rent and housing, tuition and fees, books and supplies, childcare, or healthcare.
  • Students are notified of their awards by email and funds are disbursed to students via Bank Mobile. Students who are not awarded are also notified.

Shoreline Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement whereby the College has used, or 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.

Total funds received from the Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): $2,438,383 total received, with $1,219,167 to be awarded directly to students.

Funds awarded to date:

  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $527,643.19
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 6817
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 401

Quarterly report ending December 31st, 2020 (for the months of October, November, and December):

  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students for the quarter ending December 31st, 2020: $212,864.19
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 6817
  • Total number of students who received Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 176

The method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • Students submit an application that addresses all Title IV eligibility requirements as the quarterly application opens.
  • Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis with a maximum award of $2,065.
  • Individual award amounts are determined by an awarding matrix based on student-identified need for assistance with technology, food, rent and housing, tuition and fees, books and supplies, childcare, or healthcare.
  • Students are notified of their awards by email and funds are disbursed to students via Bank Mobile. Students who are not awarded are also notified.

Shoreline's CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report - December 2020