CARES/Higher Education Emergency Funds

The U.S. Department of Education has made grants available to Institutions from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). North Seattle College will provide funds to students with demonstrated financial need, in their pursuit of education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Seattle College enrolled students with the highest financial need may be eligible for the college’s second and third round of emergency funds from HEERF II, and HEERF III or state funding as an alternative to federal CARES Act funds.

Both HEERF Funding and State Emergency funds are limited and the college cannot guarantee that all students who apply will receive funding.

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You may be eligible for Emergency Funding, more information available online at:

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Currently admitted and registered students who meet the following criteria are eligible for funds:

  • Currently enrolled in one of North Seattle College’s degree or certificate programs; enrolled in ABE, ESL, GED, high school completion courses; high school students participating in Running Start; and continuing education classes are eligible for funds.
  • All currently enrolled students can apply. This includes international students and undocumented students, including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
  • Only past due balances from the current school year are eligible.

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.
  • Processing may take up to 6 weeks. Once we have received your application, a tuition payment hold will be placed on your student account within 2 business days.
  • This grant does not need to be repaid and will not negate or replace any financial aid you may have already received
  • You may reapply for this grant each quarter, as funds remain available

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