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 (PDF).
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. The rule limiting students to one emergency grant or loan per academic year has been lifted for spring quarter 2020.
Please complete the Emergency Fund Application (PDF) and submit to the Financial Aid Office.
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, TAO self help, 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.
Here is a printable resource guide that has these options as well as off-campus options: Evergreen Food Resources (PDF).