Emergency Resources

Unexpected expenses and needs may come up that can cause an impact to your academic success and well being. We have some resources that may help.

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid has counselors available to speak with you about aid options, including grants, loans, scholarship and general guidance for money management. If you have had a loss in income or an unusual circumstance, please contact us for an appointment.

Short Term Loans

This option is available to current students during the quarter they are attending. This is a loan from Evergreen that allows students to borrow up to $400. This loan cannot be used for living costs between quarters.

Students will be charged a $15 origination fee and a $2 service fee for a total of $17 that is paid back when the loan is due. The loan is due 30 days from the date the loan is made or by the end of the quarter; whichever comes first.

For more information here is application: Short Term Loan Application.

Emergency Fund (Gift Aid)

Emergency Fund gift aid is available to students with an unexpected financial crisis that would cause the student to not complete the term or continue their education. This generally cannot be used to pay a charge owed to Evergreen.

This is limited to $500 per academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) and cannot exceed your cost of attendance. Please review the "To be eligible" section on the top of the form.

Please complete the Emergency Fund Application (PDF) and submit to the Financial Aid Office.

Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) Basic Needs Center

Located in the College Activities Building, room 135, is the Basic Needs Center. It is accessible from the outside of the building, just across from the CRC. Students may make an appointment to visit the center and retrieve the following items at no cost:

  • Hygiene Items
  • Food Pantry & Shelf Stable Foods
  • Donated Books
  • A Gender-Affirming Clothes Closet
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • and more!

All COVID-19 safety guidelines are followed in the space. The space is open every Monday and Friday, 3pm-6pm, during Spring 2021. The space will be open for Summer 2021, check back for hours!

Student Wellness Services

Evergreens Student Wellness Center promotes student health and emotional well-being. Services are generally free and confidential. Fees may be charged for certain testing and medication, if applicable. Services offered include medical care, counseling, CARE coordination, travel consults and connect with resources related to sexual violence prevention and response or Title IX.

Visit the Student Wellness Services website for more information.

College Food Resources

Thurston County Food Bank: On-campus satellite of the Thurston County Food Bank operated in partnership with the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action. Find out current food bank hours and options.

Police Services: Located in SEM I 2150, and is open 24/7. This is a public food pantry with various easy-to-prepare food items and snacks.

HCC Food Pantry:  Housing Community Center located left of the free store. This is a free food pantry with items donated by students for students.

Hungry Greener Voucher Program: This program provides limited funds to eligible students that can be used confidentially in the Greenery using your current student ID card. For more information on how to apply visit the website Hungry Greener Voucher Program.

S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

You maybe eligible. Please email finaid@evergreen.edu for more information. If you are eligible according to your EFC from FAFSA, we can provide a statement for you to provide when applying.

Here is a printable resource guide that has these options as well as off-campus options: Evergreen Food Resources (PDF).


Off Campus Resources

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

SafePlace works for societal change to prevent sexual and domestic violence while offering crisis intervention, education, and long-term advocacy services.

To help the needy find shelter and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.

POWER is an organization of low-income parents and allies advocating for a strong social safety net while working toward a world where children and care giving are truly valued, and the devastation of poverty has been eradicated.