Federal COVID Emergency Aid Available to WCC Students
CARES Act (HEERF I), CRRSSA (HEERF II) and American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Emergency Funding and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Special Circumstances Guidance
Emergency Aid Grants for Students
The COVID-19 public health crisis has caused a disruption and hardship for many WCC students. In response, Congress has made available emergency aid for eligible WCC students impacted by COVID-19 that can be used for any costs associated with attending college, such as tuition, fees, housing, food, utilities, books, course materials, technology, health care and child-care resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to student emergency aid grants available under the laws passed by Congress – known as the CARES Act (HEERF I) (CRRSSA, HEERF II) and (ARP, HEERF III) – some students may be eligible for an adjustment to their federal financial aid award under ARP’s Special Circumstances provision if they can document “special circumstances” that negatively affect their or their family’s financial situation. Click the links below to learn more.
WCC will distribute over $20,337,145 dollars in emergency student aid through the Federal resources it has received.
In addition to this aid, students may also be eligible for other federal, state and scholarship aid to help fund the cost of their education. Click the links below to learn more
Click here for Federal Reporting Disclosures for the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) Funds
Click here to learn about additional Emergency Aid available to WCC Students through the WCC Foundation
Click here to learn about Federal and State Financial Aid at WCC
Click here to learn about Scholarships at WCC
Institutional and Minority Serving Institutional Aid
In addition to receiving federal funds for Student Emergency Aid, WCC has also received an Institutional and Minority Serving Institutions/Hispanic Serving Institutions grants as part of CARES, CRRSAA, and ARP. These grants can be used to address a range of campus and student needs related to COVID disruption, including additional student emergency aid awards, providing additional student services, such as mental health, supporting online instruction, and ensuring a safe and healthy campus. WCC has received $27,885,167 under its federal Institutional Portion grants, and $2,680,043 under its Minority Serving-Hispanic Serving Institutions grants.
- Please click here to learn about the federal funding received by the College under HEERF.
- Click here to read WCC’s required Certification and Agreement Statement regarding receipt and use of HEERF funds.
- Click here for Federal Reporting Disclosures