CARES Act Funding Available to Students

Higher Education Emergency Funds are now available to students!

Bellevue College students with financial hardship related to the campus closing and moving all classes and services to an online system due to the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funds from the federal CARES Act. All currently registered students who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.

Please visit for more information and to apply.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED, or have completed homeschool through the 12th grade.
  • Must be working on an approved degree or certificate that is at least 24 credits in length.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to take on-ground classes, versus only taking classes online (students who live out of state and have a history of only taking online classes are not eligible to apply).
  • Must not be in default of a federal student loan or owe a repayment of a federal grant.
  • Must register with the Selective Service if a male, and at least 18 years old.
  • Must have at least 2.0 cumulative GPA if a continuing student.

Other factors affecting eligibility and the amount awarded to students include:

  • Current household size and income.
  • The type of need indicated on the application form.
  • The number of credits students are currently registered for.
  • Students must set up their Net ID and have a BC email account.

Funds are limited and the college does not guarantee that every student who is eligible will receive funding.

Last Updated August 17, 2020