Emergency Funds Update:
The Spring Quarter Emergency Funds Application is now available!
If you are new to AwardSpring, select "Register" and follow the prompts. If you have logged in before, use the same login and password you used previously.
Once logged in, on the dashboard you should see the South Seattle College- Emergency Funds Application under Follow-Ups. Click the apply button and complete the application.
Please note: Spring 2023 will be our FINAL quarter awarding federal CARES funds and funds will be significantly limited. Most awards will be limited to $500. If you received a CARES award in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, OR Winter 2023, you may not be eligible for additional Emergency Funds. While students are always encouraged to apply if they need support and we will review the application for eligibility for any available funding, students should factor these changes into their planning for Spring and future quarters.
Tips for Completing Your Emergency Funds Application
*Be sure to answer EVERY question that does not have an (optional) after it. If you do not have an answer, enter N/A or 0.
*If you have answered all the required questions, a brown banner with the message "Great! You have answered all required questions. Now click the Submit Application button" will appear. The Submit Application button itself will also go from grey to yellow when your application is complete.
*To confirm your application was successfully submitted, review your "Follow-ups" on your AwardSpring Dashboard. If the South Emergency Funds Application no longer appears here, you have successfully submitted your application. If the application still appears on your dashboard, please return to the application and answer any questions left blank.
For questions, please contact the email below:
What Are Emergency Funds?
Emergency Funds are a one-time award to assist students with unforeseen expenses that may cause a student to withdraw from school. Emergency Funds can be used once per academic quarter. Awards vary depending on student need and resources available.
Awards are available for costs associated with:
- Family/Household Emergencies
- Other related challenges that will prevent academic progress or completion
Note: Tuition, books, and fees may also qualify if they would cause a student to withdraw
Our program’s purpose is to support South Seattle College students through unexpected financial circumstances so that our students will be able to focus on graduating. Our process involves equity to each student’s application. The intention of emergency funds are to help relieve some financial hardship that would prevent a student’s academic success.
Eligibility & Application
The Emergency Funds application is moving away from AcademicWorks and will be completed and submitted through AwardSpring. The Fall 2022 application will be available starting on October 1st. An update will be made with the new application link and instructions on how to complete once available. For questions, please contact the email below:
Need help logging in and submitting your Emergency Funds application?
Emergency Funds Contact
- Location: Robert Smith Building (RSB 79)
- Email: email@example.com
Please contact the South Seattle College Benefits Hub for:
- Benefits access, housing assistance or financial coaching
- Referrals to community resources
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