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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act

CARES grants for Fall 2020

Download an application document below, fill out, sign and return it to the NWC Financial Aid office (see submission options below). NOTE: in order for the CARES Act funding to be allocated by November 1, 2020, the application deadline is October 23

CARES Wyoming Adult Grant

If you are between the ages of 25 and 64, and are unemployed or underemployed as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19, you may eligible for a grant to help pay for your education this fall.

  • For U.S. citizens who are Wyoming residents ages 25-64 that are unemployed or underemployed as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19.
  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance. 
  • This aid will allow a student to cover costs related to the total cost of attendance, which includes, transportation, housing, sustenance, books, and child care. (Tuition and fees are NOT permitted)
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Grants are limited to no more than $2500 per student for full-time attendance for fall 2020.
  • Applicants must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for Title IV/Federal Student Aid.

CARES Wyoming College Grant

If you are a student impacted by circumstances related to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for housing and meals this fall through the CARES Wyoming College grant.

  • For in-state or out-of-state* U.S. citizens who are current or new students.
  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance.
  • Eligible students will receive funding toward housing and meals for fall 2020 semester.
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Applicants must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for Title IV/Federal Student Aid.

*Out-of-state students must be enrolled in at least one on-campus or synchronous delivery (Zoom) course during the fall 2020 semester.

Act fast! In order for the CARES Act funding to be allocated by November 1, 2020, the application deadline is October 23.

DATA SECURITY — NOTE SUBMISSION OPTIONS

In order to protect students' (& families') Personally Identifiable Information (PII), the College adheres to stringent data safeguard protocols. herefore, submit all student (& family) information to the Financial Aid Office using data security methods which preserve the privacy of your personal information. Secure methods include:

  • Delivering documents to the Financial Aid Office
  • Faxing documents to the Financial Aid Office using our secure fax number - 307.754.6154
  • Sending documents to the Financial Aid Office using the "Secure File Upload" feature, located in the "Online Forms" section of the NWC Student Portal (https://my.nwc.edu/) Secure File Upload Directions
  • Mailing your documents to the Financial Aid Office

DO NOT EMAIL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE WITHOUT USING AES 256-BIT ENCRYPTION SOFTWARE.