Thursday, June 20, 2024

Application open for CARES Act WVC student funding

$1.2 million available to students



WENATCHEE / OMAK - Students can now apply for federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through Wenatchee Valley College. The college will receive $2.4 million, $1.2 million of which will be distributed directly to students.

Student CARES Act funding will provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funds must be spent within one year of allocation and be used for current and future students.

Students can now apply for funding at Funds will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. The maximum amount awarded will be $2,100. A limited amount of funds are available each quarter. There is no deadline to apply.

All Wenatchee Valley College students who are currently enrolled are eligible to apply, with the exception of:

  • Students enrolled only in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes

  • Students enrolled only English as a Second Language (ESL) classes

  • Students enrolled only in continuing education courses

  • Running Start students

  • International students

  • DACA/Undocumented students

If students are not sure if you qualify or if they have questions, they can contact

Learn more about CARES Act funding and view FAQs about eligibility, the application process and more at

Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website,


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