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Emergency Grants Application

Clark College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses that cause financial hardship. The goal is to cover expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their education. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.

If you have any questions or are experiencing problems filling out this application, please email SEAG@clark.edu.

Due to a high number of applicants, our response times are taking longer than we had hoped. For these reasons, please expect longer wait times and know that we are doing our best to process applications as quickly as we can.

Visit 211info.org or Clark’s Financial Wellness resources page for information about help services like safe housing, food programs, health care and job training.

Click on the emergency grant information below for more information. To apply, scroll down to the centralized application process for all our emergency grants including the CARES Act Financial Aid Emergency Grants.

CARES Act Funds

Who is eligible?

  • Currently enrolled students
  • Must have completed the FAFSA (2019-2020 or 2020-2021) or eligible to complete the FAFSA
  • Must not be in loan default or Pell overpayment status
  • Returning students must be in good/warning status for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Who is not eligible under federal guidelines?

Under the U.S. Department of Education guidelines, international, Running Start, Transitional Studies, most non-citizens, and DACA students.

What kind of emergency can the fund be used towards?

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Technology
  • Books/Supplies
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Other educational costs

Will the fund be available for future term/s?

Yes. Funds will be held for distribution in future terms. Students must re-apply each term.

How to Apply

Clark College has created a centralized application process for all our emergency grants including the CARES Act Financial Aid Emergency Grants. To apply, scroll down to the centralized application process for all our emergency grants including the CARES Act Financial Aid Emergency Grants.

Awarding Process

Once an application is submitted, a committee will review your request and may reach out to you if additional information is needed. If your request is approved, the funds will be disbursed to you either by check or electronic transfer through BankMobile. The funds will not be applied to any outstanding balance on your account.

The total amount and method(s) used to determine how much a student is eligible to receive?

The total amount and method(s) will depend on a student's expense(s) related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak up to $2,000 for spring term through the application process.

When student complete and submit the Clark College Universal Grant Application, a committee will verify the student's eligibility, completeness of the application, and determine the student emergency need based on what is indicated on the application.

Who to contact?

FinancialWellness Program team member at SEAG@clark.edu

Clark College Emergency Grants

When you fill out this emergency grant application, your application will be reviewed and, whenever possible, matched with the grant(s) most aligned with your needs/situation. Most emergency grants require expense documentation and pay the vendor directly. Awards typically range from $100-$950 although additional funds may become available. Emergency grants are currently not available to Running Start applicants.

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