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If you are low income and need assistance in childcare costs, apply for our Childcare Reimbursement Program. Your childcare provider must be licensed by the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF). We provide partial reimbursements for your childcare costs depending on your eligibility. You can read our student reference guide for more information. Use our convenient, confidential online application below or download the Workforce Education Center Childcare and Travel Reimbursement Application, which can be emailed to cctandloanprogramFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
If you are low income and travel a minimum of 10 miles one-way from residence to class, lab, or practicum, apply to our Travel Reimbursement Program. We can provide reimbursements for your travel expenses. A valid driver’s license and insurance are required when you apply. You can read our student reference guide for more information. Use our convenient, confidential online application below or dowload the Workforce Education Center Childcare and Travel Reimbursement Application, which can be emailed to cctandloanprogramFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) and Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) Grant
If you are experiencing a financial emergency, you can apply for both the Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) and the Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) grants. SEAG/SSEH can grant you a one-time award to assist with housing (e.g. rent, payment, repair), utilities, travel (e.g. gas, car repair), medical expenses, childcare, technology or many other types of expenses. The only expense the SEAG CANNOT assist with is tuition. The SEAG program defines an “emergency” as an unforeseeable expense that may hurt your ability to be successful in your classes or even force you to drop enrollment. To approve the application, SEAG prioritizes requests that can be “solved” with the award. All criteria are considered on a case-by-case basis, so if you are in need, please apply.
The SSEH grant is designed to help students who are in need of rent/mortgage help OR who are currently homeless/couch-surfing. The grant can offer some financial assistance, links to housing resources in the community, and some resources on campus like shower facilities, overnight lockers for secure storage and other needs.
Both the SSEH and SEAG grants are funded by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. All of our grants have funding limits and all awards depend on fund availability. You can apply for both the SEAG and SSEH from the link below.
Emergency Short-Term Loans
We provide short-term emergency loans for textbooks from the CBC Bookstore, student housing for your first month rent and/or deposit, and tuition covering your first STEPP payment for qualifying students. Your approval is based on your ability to repay either by your income or Financial Aid. You can read our student reference guide for more infromation. Use our convenient, confidential online application below or download the Short Term Emergency Loan Application, which can be emailed to cctandloanprogramFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
Workforce Education Funding
At the Workforce Education Center (WEC), you can gain access to five grant programs that aim to help students like you successfully achieve your workforce education goals. Whether it is financial assistance, help with academic planning, access to computers, or even learning about what jobs are available to you, WEC is here to support you! Check out the Workforce Education Center webpage here.
Take this quick, anonymous survey to find out if you are eligible:
Community and Campus Resources
We understand that life can get messy sometimes! You may find yourself with a question you can't answer or in a situation that requires outside assistance. We can help you locate resources both on and off campus with connections throughout the community. Contact%20us%20to%20find%20the%20right%20type%20of%20help. Whatever your question or situation, we want to help you!