CARES Act Emergency Aid

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Due to the COVID-19 disruption, the CARES Act has provided emergency aid to our students! Northwest Indian College (NWIC) has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to use a minimum $201,984 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants through the CARES Act. As of July 1, 2020, NWIC has disbursed $202,500 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 428 students.

Students must meet certain eligibility criteria to be awarded. Please refer to each type of assistance in the right-hand column for information on eligibility criteria.

The aid is to be used towards eligible expenses under your cost of attendance. This can include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Funding levels are based on the table below. This aid is disbursed directly to the student in the form of a check. All checks are mailed

Enrollment Status Amount of Emergency Aid    
Full Time (12 or more credits) $500    
3/4 Time (9-11 credits) $375    
1/2 Time (6-8 credits) $250    
Less than 1/2 time (1-5 credits) $125    

2020-2021 CARES Act Fall Scholarship

We are excited to announce that Northwest Indian College will be providing a Fall CARES Act Scholarship. This will be automatically awarded and disbursed to those that meet the eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Filed a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year. (If you have not yet filed, please go to http://studentaid.gov to submit your FAFSA. Our school code is 021800. It will take 3-5 business days for us to receive it)
2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (Students that attend under the Jay Treaty would qualify)
3. Have a valid Social Security Number.
4. Have graduated high school or completed its equivalent, such as a GED.
5. Registered for Selective Service (male students only)
6. Be in an Associate degree or Bachelor degree program offered at NWIC.
7. Enrolled Fall quarter for the 2020-2021 academic year.
8. Be in either Good Standing or Warning for Federal Aid.

2019-2020 CARES Act Emergency Aid

All students that met the eligibility requirements below received a Winter or Spring CARES Act Emergency Aid disbursement for the 2019-2020 academic year.

1. Filed a FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year. (If you have not yet filed, please go to http://studentaid.gov to submit your FAFSA. Our school code is 021800.)
2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (Students that attend under the Jay Treaty would qualify)
3. Have a valid Social Security Number.
4. Have graduated high school or completed its equivalent, such as a GED.
5. Registered for Selective Service (male students only)
6. Be in an Associate degree or Bachelor degree program offered at NWIC.
7. Enrolled Winter or Spring quarter for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The emergency funding was prorated based on your enrollment status for Winter or Spring, with the higher enrollment status being the determining factor. For instance, if you were enrolled in 10 credits (3/4 time) for Winter quarter, but were enrolled for 15 credits (full-time) for Spring quarter, we used your Spring full-time status to determine your emergency aid amount. Likewise, if you were enrolled full-time for Winter, and were enrolled part-time for Spring, we used your full time status for Winter quarter to determine your emergency aid.

If you were enrolled Winter quarter, but were not enrolled for Spring, you still received CARES Act Emergency Aid.

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