COVID Emergency Relief Funding

This past year has been one like no other. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are struggling to continue with their educational studies. We’re here to help.  

College of the Mainland has been provided federal emergency relief funding to ease the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re now able to offer students experiencing financial difficulty the assistance and aid they need to be successful. Through this funding, all or some tuition and fees can now be covered for eligible students who chose this option on the emergency relief form and who enroll at COM for the fall 2022 semester (as long as funds are available).

Who is eligible?

Credit, dual credit, collegiate high school and workforce continuing education students (full or part-time) enrolled at COM for the fall 2022 semester.

To receive funding a student must:

Complete the COVID Emergency Request Form.

COVID Emergency Request Form

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How much can I receive?

Credit Students

Students can receive up to $1,500 in emergency aid.

Dual Credit and Collegiate High School Students

Full tuition and fees will be funded.

Workforce Continuing Education Students

Funds will pay course cost. Upon course completion, students will also receive a stipend of $100 per week attended (up to $1,800).

If students paid out of pocket for their own course, they will be reimbursed after course completion.

What can I use my funds for?

Funds can be used to pay for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19 such as tuition and fees, food, housing, health care or child care.

These funds may go to tuition and fees at College of the Mainland, if you give your express permission on the COVID Emergency Request Form.  This means that the amount you requested, if approved, will go first to take care of any tuition balance that remains on your account. Any amount remaining after your tuition balance is covered will be distributed to your BankMobile account.   

If a student selects “yes” to apply funds to tuition balance but is determined to be ineligible for COVID funding, they will be notified by August 10 to make payment arrangements.

Students eligibility will not be affected by choosing not to pay tuition and fees from emergency aid.