Help is Here Emergency Grants

Don't be sidelined by an emergency expense. CC has funds to help you cover emergency expenses like car repairs and medical expenses.

Centralia College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses that cause financial hardship.The goal is to cover expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their education. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.

Expenses Covered by Emergency Funding

This grant was provided by the state to help keep you in school. Examples of emergencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Food or transportation needs
  • Overdue utility bills reaching a turn-off notice
  • Loss of childcare
  • Safety needs, including the needs of victims of domestic violence
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire or natural disaster

Expenses Not Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Tuition, books, fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential personal bills, such as credit card, cable, cell phone, etc.
  • Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred

Who is eligible?

All current Centralia College students in any program are eligible to apply regardless of the number of credits enrolled. This includes students in associate and bachelor's degree programs, Running Start, online only, Transitional Education, Centralia College East (Morton), Community and Technical Education, corrections, and contract education. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is not a specific limit. However, the grant may not be able to fully fund a request if the amount needed is significant.

 

The grant can fund a one-time emergency, such as car repair, change in childcare, housing or utilities, food, a health emergency, or other unexpected expense.
If approved, the grant process happens very quickly (within a few days). We try to review your application within one business day. We then work with you on a case-by-case basis.  
 
Grant funding may be provided through a gift card, check, or payment voucher with a vendor and can typically be received within four days of receiving your application.
The Blazer Central staff will work with you on a case-by-case basis to address any unmet needs. Campus resources include, but are not limited to, Financial Aid, Opportunity Grant, scholarships, student employment, the campus Food Pantry (located in TAC 137), and Workforce Training services.
Each person is different. Check with your Emergency Grant Case Manager for your specific situation.
Blazer Central
Kirk Library
360-623-8737
No, any current student can apply for the grant. Your eligibility is based on a case-by-case analysis of your emergency and need. 
Any grant will be processed through the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid staff will work with you on a case-by-case basis to work with your budget (as defined by Financial Aid). It is important to understand that this emergency funding, if awarded, may impact your overall financial aid package if you are receiving financial aid.

How to Apply

Submit the online application form below.

Paper forms are also available at:

  • Financial Aid and TRIO Programs (second floor of the TransAlta Commons Building)
  • Blazer Central (inside the Kirk Library) 
  • Workforce Funding Office (Transitional Services Building room 101)
  • Odegaard Phoenix Center (downstairs in the Transitional Services Building)
  • Centralia College East (Morton)

 

Contact

Blazer Central
Kirk Library
360-623-8737