Published on October 15th, 2018 | by editor0
Wright College receives Emergency Aid grant for students
Wright College is very excited to announce that it was awarded nearly $10,000 as part of the Emergency Aid program sponsored by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC). The Emergency Aid Program is set up to support students’ persistence toward degree completion by removing unforeseen financial obstacles from their path, which if not resolved quickly, could cause students to abandon their plans for higher education. Eligible students facing short-term, nonrecurring emergencies will be provided with one-time awards of emergency aid dollars to remedy the situation.
Eligible students will:
- Be enrolled part-time or full-time in a diploma, certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program at the time of the aid request. The program does not extend to graduate students.
- Complete the online application provided by ECMC and upload supporting documentation of the financial need (i.e., required uninsured medical treatment, automotive repair estimate, documented notice of unexpected change in housing or utilities expense).
- Benefit from having an expense paid with emergency aid only once through this program during the life of the aid program, except in extenuating circumstances.
- Be enrolled during the semester in which emergency aid funds are awarded.
Emergency aid funds may:
- Be paid to third parties by the institution or by issuing a gift card for a student’s financial emergency—defined here as an unforeseen expense that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to the student’s departure from the institution and loss of momentum toward completion. Categories of eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation and childcare.
- Be awarded for the unexpected expenses of an eligible undergraduate regardless of how many credits the student has earned (there is no undergraduate credit minimum or maximum for this program).
Emergency aid funds may NOT:
- Be used to cover school expenses (parking, fines, tuition, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, etc.).
- Be used to pay prior balances owed to the school.
- Be paid directly to the student.
- Be released without a completed application and supporting documentation from the student
- Exceed the amount of need based on the documentation provided
- Be used for any reason outside the program guidelines
Interested or know someone who would like to apply? Contact the Wellness Center at 773-481-8560 or walk in and see us in room S-106.
The funds are available until they are exhausted or until June 2019, whichever occurs first.