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Emergency Grants

The Emergency Grant Application opens two weeks before the first day of each term and closes the last day of classes.

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

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 Emergency Grants

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.

CRRSAA HEERF II (previously known as “CARES”) Emergency Grant

Limited CRRSAA HEERF II student emergency funds are available this term.

Washington State House Bill 1368 (for Dreamer students)

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:

  • $1,800 for degree-seeking students taking college-level classes
  • $1,000 for ESL (English as a Second Language) and CAP students
  • $500 for Running Start students
This grant does not affect financial aid awards. Your personal information will not be included in any reports outside of Clark College. For additional assistance, please contact Rosalba Pitkin in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at

For more information about financial resources like safe housing, food programs, health care and job training, visit 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.

Personal Information

Is your mailing address updated and accurate in ctclink?

You must have an accurate mailing address in ctcLink BEFORE submitting this application.
Review and update your address   (Student home page -> Profile -> Address)

(Username used to login to Clark WiFi and Labs)
(Pasword used to login to Clark WiFi and Labs)

Need to Set or Reset Your Clark Lab Account Password?

For new students needing to set their Clark lab account password or students needing to reset their password/username.

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