Application open for CARES Act student funding

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of Monday, May 11, 2020, CARES Act funding for WVC students is no longer available. Due to very high demand, student funds have been depleted.
PROCESSING: Applications submitted prior to May 11 are still being processed. It may take up to two weeks to receive funding. For more info, contact

Leer en Español - Atención: la financiación ya no está disponible

April 24, 2020

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
CARES Act funding team,

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 onlyin Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
  • Students enrolled onlyEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Students enrolled onlyin 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


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