COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund

Applications Open

Applications for Summer Quarter 2021 will open the week of June 21st, 2021.

Applications will continue to be accepted until funding runs out. Funds will be distributed starting June 28th, 2021.

The U.S. Department of Education has made grants available to Institutions under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Shoreline Community College has been allocated grants under HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III to support our students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You may qualify for up to a maximum of $2,165 per quarter to help pay for any component of your college cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as: 

  • Tuition and fees (must provide electronic affirmative consent found within the application if you wish to have outstanding tuition and fees paid)  
  • Textbooks and course materials
  • Food
  • Housing/rent
  • Technology (laptop, WiFi hotspot, software, webcam, printer)
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Eligibility

Priority will be given to students with exceptional need. Exceptional need will be determined based on the tools listed below and information provided on the emergency application form:

  • Need determined by the Department of Education Guidance as being Pell Grant eligible as determined by current FAFSA
  • Need determined by current State of Washington Median Family Income (MFI) up to 65% MFI. Must fill out the Emergency Aid application
  • Need determined by the college with previously established financial hardships and/or Emergency Aid application

In addition to meeting the requirement for “exceptional need”, you must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Be an admitted and registered student in the 2021-22 school year
  • Be currently enrolled in classes. Students in non-degree seeking (pre-requisite for graduate programs), non-credit (Transitional Studies such as ABE, ESL), dual enrollment (Running Start, CEO), continuing education classes, and fully distance education programs could qualify.
  • All currently enrolled students can apply. This includes international students and undocumented students, including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Please Note: The current FAFSA application is not required but strongly recommended to establish exceptional need.

The State of Washington has resources similar to the Federal Covid-19 funding available for undocumented students including DACA students statewide to address pandemic related emergencies for the 2021-22 academic year.  Please send an email to emergencyaid@shoreline.edu to see if you qualify for this State fund. Students are encouraged to fill out the WASFA and/or the Shoreline Emergency Aid application to determine exceptional need. 

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

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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.

HEERF 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 $1,219,192 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 $1,219,192 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 $1,219,192 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 $1,219,192 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 $1,219,192 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

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 $1,219,192 to be awarded directly to students.

Funds awarded to date:

  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students to date: $1,154,780.14
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 4531
  • Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to date: 769

Quarterly report ending March 31st, 2021 (for the months of January, February, and March 2021):

  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students for the quarter ending March 31st, 2021: $627,366.95
  • Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 1712
  • Total number of students who received Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 369

Shoreline's CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report - March 2021