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.
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).
- Students must demonstrate they have exceptional financial need in their HEERF Application, via the Emergency Assistance Application, or with a Pell-eligible EFC on their current Financial Aid Application.
- Students requesting tuition assistance for past due balances must have earned credits for the quarter in which the past due balance is owed.
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
Need Help Applying for Financial Aid or submitting a request for income adjustment?
- If you have not yet submitted the FAFSA or WASFA, you may do so now by using the appropriate links below:
- The 2022-23 Financial Aid application uses income earned in 2020. If you experienced a significant decrease in your income since 2020, you can submit a Special Conditions - Request for Income Adjustment Form, which asks the Financial Aid Office to reevaluate your income level and eligibility for aid.
- Still need help? Reach out to us via email and we will setup a one-on-one appointment to help with any steps in the process, at NSCCFinancialAid@SeattleColleges.edu.