CARES Act Funds

The federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act gave Evergreen funds to share with each student. The funds were intended to help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

If you have questions, email the Financial Aid office.

CARES Act Relief Grants 

The Evergreen State College will begin to distribute the second round of federal CARES Act Relief Grants, beginning the week of February 22, 2021. The amount of a student’s grant has been determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filing status and level of financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The CARES Act Relief Grant funds are not considered student financial aid. However, students may use the funds to pay any costs associated with attendance at Evergreen, including tuition and other institutional charges.

Grant amounts:
If you filed a FAFSA and meet the financial need threshold for the Pell grant, then you will receive $1000.00
If you filed a FAFSA and do not meet the Pell grant criteria, then you will receive $750.00
If you did not file a FAFSA, you will receive $500.00

Funds will be delivered directly to students, by paper check through the mail or via e-refund. If you do not receive your grant payment by March 1, 2021 you may contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@evergreen.edu.

CARES Act Relief Funds Reports

June 30, 2021

The Evergreen State College has paid a total of $1,769,591.00 in funds made available through the first federal relief bill (CARES) and $1,767,720.00 via the second federal relief package (CRRSA). The primary method used to disburse emergency grant funds to eligible students, affected by campus disruptions due to a statewide response to COVID-19, has been in the form of flat grant payments.

Students who filed a FAFSA, having an estimated family contribution (EFC) within the range for the federal Pell grant received $1,000.00. All other FAFSA filers received $750.00 and those who did not file a FAFSA received $500.00. General eligibility criteria has remained consistent since the first federal relief bill (CARES), made available in spring 2020, with the exception of the requirement that students must meet federal Title IV eligibility standards.

In addition to the flat grant payments, the Financial Aid Office has assisted students in need on a case by case basis. Students are able to request emergency financial assistance, in writing, and may receive federal relief funds (CARES, CRRSA) to help meet their needs.

October 30, 2020

Budget & expenditures for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (PDF)

To date The Evergreen State College has paid a total of $1,751,066.00 to eligible students affected by campus disruptions due to a statewide response to COVID-19. 

Students have received $600,691.00 since our report in August 2020. Funds have been delivered to students who meet to the same criteria used in our initial round of awarding and outlined in our initial report. This latest round of CARES Act Relief Funds awarding was intended to assist students with their technology needs and associated costs due to remote instruction as a result of campus closures. Students were required to complete an application form to express their need for assistance. Those students who also met the criteria as outlined in our initial report received grants. 

August 27, 2020

As of August 20, 2020 The Evergreen State College has paid a total of $1,150,375.00 to eligible students affected by campus disruptions due to a statewide response to COVID-19.

Students have received $750.00 since our second report on July 6, 2020. Funds have been delivered according to the same criteria used in our initial round of awarding and outlined in our initial CARES Act Report on May 20, 2020.

July 6, 2020

As of July 6, 2020, The Evergreen State College has paid a total of $1,149,625.00 to eligible students affected by campus disruptions due to a statewide response to COVID-19.

Students have received $22,125.00 since our initial CARES Act Report on May 20, 2020. Funds have been delivered according to the same criteria used in our initial round of awarding and outlined in our initial report.

May 20, 2020

As of May 20, 2020, The Evergreen State College has awarded $1,127,500 to 1624 students. Read more in the CARES Act Report from May 20, 2020.

May 4, 2020

As of Monday, May 4, CARES Act funds have been disbursed to all currently eligible students. Students will see “CARE” on their student account if they received funds.

Institutional Portion of the HEERF I II III Emergency Relieve Fund Quarterly Report for the Quarter Ending March 31 and June 30, 2021
The quarterly budget and expenditure reporting for HEERF I, II, and III institutional portion for The Evergreen State College can be accessed by the following link: Quarterly budget and expenditure report (PDF)

CARES Act required reporting