If you are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis, there may be resources available to help you stay in school while you stabilize your situation.
Clark College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses that cause financial hardship. These funds are limited and are not meant to provide ongoing relief of normal living and educational expenses.
When you fill out the universal emergency grant application, your application will be reviewed by the Student Emergency Assistance Grants Committee and, whenever possible, matched with the grant(s) best aligned with your needs/eligibility.
To apply for an emergency grant, scroll to the centralized application below.
If, after reviewing the FAQ below, you have additional questions, please email SEAG@clark.edu.
There are limited CRRSAA HEERF II (previously known as “CARES”) federal emergency grants and Institutional emergency grants available to eligible students. When you fill out the universal emergency grant application, your application will be reviewed and, whenever possible, matched with the grant(s) best aligned with your needs/eligibility.
Institutional grants are funded by generous donors through Clark College Foundation and county and state grant programs. They vary in eligibility requirements. Most emergency grants require expense documentation and pay the vendor directly. If you are awarded a grant, you are required to schedule a financial wellness coaching appointment during the term. Awards typically range from $100-$2,000. Institutional emergency grants can affect financial aid packages. Institutional emergency grants are not available to Running Start or International (F-1 Visa) student applicants.
Eligible applicants are currently enrolled students who do not qualify for federally funded student financial aid because they are in process of earning a legal status, are Washington State residents, are making satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrate financial need. International students (F-1 Visa) are not eligible for Undocumented Student Relief Emergency Grants at this time. Maximum awards for spring term are:
For more information about financial resources like safe housing, food programs, health care and job training, visit 211info.org or Clark’s Financial Wellness resources. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.
You must have an accurate mailing address in ctcLink BEFORE submitting this application.
Review and update your address (Student home page -> Profile -> Address)