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A Student's Finances Should Never be a Barrier to Their Success.

 

Aroha Compassion Emergency Grant

The Program

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Students who encounter emergency circumstances that present a barrier to attending school or achieving their academic goals may apply for emergency financial assistance through the Cascadia College Foundation.  

Awards are made possible through United Way of King County in partnership with the Cascadia College Foundation and the Cascadia/UWB Health & Wellness Center. Grants up to $1,000 per student per quarter are available for a variety of one-time/short-term expenses. Contact the CARE team to discuss your situation and apply.

This program can support the following expenses.

     - Medical Expenses
     - Emergency Travel
     - Books & Course Materials
     - Transportation
     - Living Expenses - like utilities, internet, etc.

     - Childcare Assistance
     - Food Assistance

Eligible Students

Current basic skills, certificate and degree seeking students at Cascadia College, not on academic probation, and enrolled in six (6) or more credits - exceptions may apply.

Students eligible for state and federal financial aid may be expected to pursue these options before being considered for an emergency grant. Student Financial Services will evaluate applications to address impacts to a student’s financial aid eligibility.

 

The Process

The program is accessed through the CARE Team referral process. To refer a student , use the on-line form or send an email to careteam@cascadia.edu and a CARE Team member will be assigned. This person shepherds the student through the process to completion. Students are welcome to self-refer as well.

  1. Attend a one on one meeting with a CARE Team member to discuss your circumstances and determine the best course of action and resources to help – which may or may not include an emergency grant.
  2. Completion of a one-page application if a CARE Team member recommends doing so.
  3. Program Staff will notify you of the results of your application within approximately two business days.
  4. Grants are disbursed within two business days after an award decision is made. Awards are paid directly to third parties or college resources – not to students.

 

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Returning Student Challenge Scholarship

The Program

Cascadia College students who fall below standards of academic performance as defined in the Academic Standards and Progress Policy - and have been dismissed - may be invited to apply for the Challenge Scholarship to support their return to their studies. Once readmitted, you may be invited to apply. A scholarship of $500 is awarded the first quarter you enroll. Complete your first quarter back successfully and automatically receive a second $500 award for your next quarter.

Eligible Students

Previously enrolled students at Cascadia College whom were dismissed for falling bellow standards of academic performance.

Students eligible for state and federal financial aid may be required to pursue these options before being considered for an emergency grant. Student Financial Services will evaluate applications to address impacts to a student’s financial aid eligibility.


The Process

The program is accessed through the Student Advising and Support Services Office - and is by invitation only.

  1. Successfully apply for re-admission to Cascadia College.
  2. Complete a one-page application if an advisor invites you to do so.
  3. If awarded, enroll in one or more courses - and pay any amount greater than the award amount by the tuition deadline.
  4. Exceed the standards of academic performance for the first quarter you return to be eligible for a renewal award for the next quarter you enroll during the same academic year. 
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