Financial Emergency

Are you a current student facing a financial hardship that will keep you from reaching your goals at WCC? If you find yourself in this situation, an emergency grant from the Student Emergency Fund (SEF)  might be the answer. The maximum annual award is $500 per student upon availability of funds.

Emergency grants can be used to pay urgent bills like:

  • Shut-off notices (Must provide a copy of the shut-off notice)
  • Unexpected car repairs (Must provide a copy of an estimate from a certified mechanic)
  • Eviction notice (Must provide a copy of the eviction notice)
  • Food

Examples of emergencies not covered

  • Health Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Study Abroad
  • Medical Bills
  • Legal Cost

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund, you must:

  • Be currently registered and attending class (instructors may be contacted)
  • Have completed a semester and are making good academic progress towards your program of study
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Show unmet need
  • Provide documentation if needed
  • Not have received emergency funds during the current academic year

Your prior academic standing will be considered.

How do I apply?

  • Submit the Student Emergency Fund Application electronically.
  • Await for the committee to review your application. You will be notified of the committee’s decision through a message to your WCC email, usually within 24 hours.

The Student Emergency Fund is supported by generous donations to the WCC Foundation, and grants are determined by a Foundation committee. Since establishing this fund in 2017, the Foundation has made more than $80,000 in emergency grants to students.