EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR STUDENTS
WCCC has emergency grant funds to assist students who have incurred additional hardships as a result of the COVID-19 displacement. This can include expenses for tuition and fees, housing, technology, board (food expenses) and other related educational expenses. These funds may be very critical for students who have needs that are not met through financial aid programs. WCCC refers to these funds as CARES grants. (The federal government uses an umbrella name of the Higher Education Emergency Response Grants, or HEERF.) For summer 2022, the College is offering grants to cover tuition, fees and books.
The federal government strongly encourages all CARES applicants to first submit a FAFSA. This is so that available federal and state financially aid funds can first be used to meet student needs. There are significant state and federal grants available for financially needy students. Even if you have not been eligible for financial aid in prior years, you may now be eligible, especially if your family income was impacted through COVID. The Financial Aid office is able to reexamine your financial circumstances and may be able to award you with additional federal (non-loan) assistance.
CARES applications are now available for the summer 2022 semester to cover Tuition and Fees (including Cengage subscriptions). To be eligible for a CARES funds, you meet the federal definition of “student.” This means that we must verify that you are an actual student have have attended class(es) before releasing funds.
If you are applying for tuition and fee support, the College will hold your classes for you so that you are not dropped for non-payment.
Submit applications to:
Public Disclosure on Federal COVID Funds
In accordance with the federal law, WCCC must publicly disclose basic information on how WCCC has used the federal emergency funds (HEERF). Below is information on how the College has used both student funds and institutional funds.
Public Disclosure on HEERF Student Grants (CARES)
Updated information on the student grant can be found in the attached document:
Institutional HEERF Funds
Note Warren County Community College also receives institutional funds to offset COVID expenses. The quarterly information reports are shown below (Please view these in Chrome for optimal viewing)
COLLEGE OPERATIONS HAVE CHANGED-PLEASE READ
Masks, CDC Guidelines and College Operations
WCCC has now resumed its normal operations, although we will continue to follow all state and federal guidelines related to COVID. New variants are emerging, so please check back as guidance may change.
Masking is optional for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors visiting the campus.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to COVID or have tested positive, please do not come to campus and follow CDC guidance:
If you tested positive to COVID or have symptoms, regardless of vaccine status, isolate for 5 days. You must be fever-free for 24 hours before you return.
In all cases listed above, wear a surgical mask for 10 days after exposure, symptoms or testing.
N95 and surgical masks are available in the lobby free of charge for those who need or want them. The CDC is currently advising that cloth masks are not as effective at preventing the transmission of the Omicron variants as surgical masks.
We encourage those who wish to remain masked to do so, as we have made the decision to respect all personal choices, and ask that our entire college community do the same.
The College is now accepting requests for outside groups to use the facilities in accordance with the College’s Facilities Use Policy. Please contact Campus Operations at 908 835-2330 if you have any questions.
WCCC will provide reasonable accommodations its students and employees if appropriate medical documentation is received regarding COVID-19 needs. Students should contact Jeremy Beeler at [email protected] if they have such concerns. Employees should contact Sharon Hintz at [email protected] about any concerns.
Continuing Education Programs
Noncredit students should check their email AND/OR voicemail for additional information regarding classes. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
Information about Services through Spring 2022
Campus Operations: [email protected] or call (908) 835-2626
Student Services: [email protected] or call (908) 835-2300
Financial Aid: [email protected] or call (908) 835-2309
Business Office: [email protected] or call (908) 835-2328
Academic Affairs: [email protected] or call (908) 835-2310
General NJ Information
The NJ Council of County Colleges is maintaining information about general services available to students during this time, including medical and financial information (unemployment information, etc.). https://www.njccc.org/ for up to date state information.
We understand that these are challenging times and new guidance from state and federal governments is evolving. Please know that it is the highest priority of the college to keep students and employees safe during the period. We will continue to update you as information is made available and post additional information here.