Big Bend Community College has emergency funding to support students facing financial hardships. We want to support you with the resources and tools necessary to continue your educational journey.
BBCC has been allocated federal emergency funding to help students who face financial hardships related to COVID -19. The federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA); additionally, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American rescue Plan (ARP). These funds can assist with the cost of attending or emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19 for ALL students registered. Such expenses include tuition and fees, course materials, technology, housing, childcare, transportation, medical and possibly other expenses due to COVID-19. All funding options are not reported to the IRS as income earned nor do they need to be repaid.
BBCC has additional emergency funding available to assist students who may not qualify for the funds described above or whose hardship may not be the result of COVID-19. More information about the Funding Sources is listed below.
Please complete and submit the Big Bend Financial Hardship Application below if you are facing financial hardships and need assistance. Currently, the timeline for the committee to review and award or deny applications is 5 – 10 business days. If you have questions, please email CaresAct@bigbend.edu.
CRRSAA HEERF II & III FUNDS:
BBCC FOUNDATION EMERGENCY FUNDS
BBCC INSTITUTIONAL EMERGENCY FUNDS
WASHINGTON STATE UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT RELIEF FUNDS (No Longer Available)
View our public disclosure information related to CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Funds (HEERF).
CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions: