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2023-01-24T07:59:42+00:00 December 12, 2021|News|
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Winter Quarter COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund

  • COVID Financial Relief Fund

Attention: The college closed the review process on Jan. 6, 2022 due to the number of applicants for winter quarter COVID-19 funding and the funds available to award. The funding form is now closed to new applicants.

Are you a Highline College student with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may qualify for the winter quarter 2022 COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund. Highline College has multiple funding sources available. If you have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, we encourage you to apply. Funding sources include but are not limited to: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSSA), American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Highline College Foundation.

Due to high demand and limited funding, the maximum amount for the winter quarter COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund has been adjusted to $740 per eligible student. Students may use the funds toward food, rent, reimbursing themselves for tuition and fees, books or course materials, child care and health care, and other educational related needs. Please note: The college cannot directly pay your tuition from these funds.

Who is Eligible?

Each funding source available has different eligibility criteria. We encourage students who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to apply. Once we receive your application, our team will determine if you are eligible for any of the funds we have available. However all of our funds do have requirements listed below:

  • Be enrolled for winter quarter 2022
  • Demonstrates financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Undocumented, Running Start and international students may be eligible

What Happens After Submission?

  1. Students whose applications have been reviewed and finalized will be notified of their funding status every Friday starting Nov. 19, 2021. Note on Disbursement of Funds: Students who receive an award notification will not have their funds disbursed until the first week of the quarter.
  2. If you have not received an email from the Highline College COVID-19 Financial Relief Funding Team (caresfunding@highline.edu) during these Friday messaging sessions, your application is still in the queue to be reviewed. We will do our best to notify you as soon as possible. We expect a large number of applications to be submitted. For those approved for funding, and due to the volume of submissions, it may take several weeks for the funds to be disbursed to you.

BankMobile Account and Disbursement of Funds

If you have been identified as a student who will receive funding, funding will be disbursed using your refunding preference established with BankMobile. Please be sure your current address is on file with our Registration and Records office. For more information about BankMobile, visit the Highline College refunds page. Contact Highline College’s Financial Aid office for additional information about establishing your BankMobile refunding preference.

Disclaimer: It is the student’s responsibility to pay winter quarter tuition and fees: The funding available is limited, and unfortunately not all students who apply will receive funding. Students who are funded may not receive the total amount requested. Therefore it is important for students to continue to communicate and work with Highline College Cashier’s office to cover any balance due

Attention: The college is having to close the review process as of Jan. 6, 2022. This is due to the number of applicants for winter quarter COVID-19 funding and the funds available to award. Students who apply after this date will be put on a waiting list and notified if funds become available at a later date.

Winter COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund application – closed


Email us at caresfunding@highline.edu with any questions you may have on the COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund.


The CRRSSA Act and American Relief Plan is federal legislation which provides a variety of financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. One part of this federal program allocates money to Highline College, and a portion of that allocation can be awarded to students who are experiencing financial expenses because of the campus disruption in operations due to the coronavirus.

Students are eligible for a maximum of $1,000 for Winter quarter.

Funds do NOT need to be paid back.

We encourage our Highline students who have undocumented and/or DACA status to consider applying for TRiO for academic support. Visit
the TRiO website for more information.

No, this fund does not negate nor replace financial aid, and it is a one-time grant.

The application is available starting November 8 and will close at the end of winter quarter, March 25, 2022 or until funds are exhausted.

The Application asks for

  1. Basic information (name, SID, contact information)
  2. A short description for the need you have due to disruption in college operations due to COVID-19
  3. How much funding you are requesting
  4. Provides you an opportunity to add any additional comments or concerns

Identifying student information is not reported to any state or federal agency. Student information is kept confidential and internal for the purpose of these funds.

You do not need a social security number or an ITIN to apply.

Funds will be sent directly to students. Once received, students can use it towards housing/utilities, food, technology, books/supplies, childcare, transportation, health care, other educational related costs.

All students who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. The eligibility criteria has changed since Spring quarter 2021. We will be able to determine if you are eligible after we have received your application.

International students may be eligible as long as they meet other eligibility requirements listed under the “Who is Eligible?” section of this webpage.

The student population groups listed above may be eligible as long as they meet other eligibility requirements listed under the “Who is Eligible?” section of this webpage.