Please review the document below for the updated COVID safety requirements for Spring 2022
EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR STUDENTS FOR SPRING 2022
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.)
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 spring 2022 semester. 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) in the fall semester before releasing funds. However, 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
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 at a future date.
Masks and Social Distancing
In accordance with CDC guidelines, WCCC is now requesting that all persons in our facility use masks in public areas, whether or not they are vaccinated, until the COVID abates in our region. We are doing so to keep all members of our community safe during this period. Students and employees are strongly encouraged to wear KN-95 or equivalent masks.
WCCC will provide reasonable accommodations its students and employees if appropriate medical documentation is received regarding this guideline. 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
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.