Emergency Funding

Important: Please note that Fall Quarter Emergency Funding Requests will be accepted until 5:00 pm October 1, 2021

Emergency Funding Program

The Bellingham Technical College (BTC) Emergency Funding program provides financial assistance to students who experience financial difficulties that impact their ability to continue their education. BTC aims to make access to emergency funding as low barrier as possible and is designed to be inclusive of all students regardless of whether you meet the traditional definition of a "needy student". Funding is reserved for BTC students who experience unexpected expenses only. The Emergency Funding committee reviews requests no later than one week after requests are received.

Eligibility for Emergency Funding

Requests are generally approved when the funding need is due to circumstances that are out of the student’s control. Requests are generally not approved for regular ongoing expenses such as rent or utility bills however, the Emergency Funding committee may approve such requests due to other emergency and unexpected circumstances. 

Average award is $500 - Each request is determined on a case-by-case bases. 

BTC Emergency Funding eligibility criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in the current quarter and attending class 
  • Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 & must not be on financial aid suspension
  • Must not owe past due money to BTC
  • Must demonstrate evidence of financial need. If eligible, students may demonstrate need by completing a FAFSA/WASFA and providing all required documentation. Other alternatives to demonstrating need may be used
  • If receiving Financial Aid, funding must fit in the student’s financial aid package

         Requests will not be reviewed between enrollment periods.

Fall quarter Emergency Funding Requests will be accepted until 5:00 pm October 1, 2021

Emergency Funding Application Process

BTC is launching a new system called ctcLink. Please check your email for more information.

The Emergency Funding form is turned off during the conversion from October 1 until November 8th at 8:00 AM

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