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.
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 CARES. 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 both summer 2021 and fall 2021 terms. To be eligible for a CARES funds, you meet the federal definition of “student.” This means that we must verify that you have attended class(es) before releasing funds. This means that fall funds will not be released until September. However, if you are applying for tuition and fee support, the College will hold your fall classes for you so that you are not dropped for non-payment.
Submit applications to:
Public Disclosure on CARES Funds Usage
In accordance with the federal law, WCCC must publicly disclose basic information on the CARES Act awards.
Updated information on the student grant can be found in the attached document:
Note Warren County Community College also receives institutional funds to offset COVID expenses. The quarterly information reports are shown below:
COLLEGE OPERATIONS HAVE CHANGED-PLEASE READ
As of June 1, WCCC is open on for college-related business. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm. We strongly suggested that students or potential students call the numbers below to make an appointment before visiting the campus.
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
At this time, the campus is open only to students, prospective students or invited guests. Decisions about non-student visitors or use of campus facilities for outside groups will be made for the fall semester.
Masks and Social Distancing
In accordance with CDC guidelines and Gubernatorial directions, WCCC mask guidelines will be as followed:
Fully Vaccinated Individuals are no longer required to wear masks indoors. Vaccinated individuals can opt to wear or not wear masks.
Non-Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks for the protection of themselves and other non-vaccinated individuals.
WCCC at this time is using the “honor system” and not requiring proof of vaccination. However, the College expects all students and employees continue to follow social distancing guidelines in classrooms and public areas.
WCCC is required to provide reasonable accommodations its students and employees if appropriate documentation is received. These may include additional spacing or masking requirements to assist an individual who is medically unable to be vaccinated. Students should contact Jeremy Beeler at [email protected] if they have such concerns. Employees should contact Sharon Hintz at [email protected] about any concerns.
Registration for Summer or Fall
Students can register remotely or via an appointment on campus. Please contact [email protected] to make an appointment to register with an advisor.
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
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.