Financial Resources & Emergency Assistance for students

Dear employees,

We understand that as a result of the recent campus closures, some of our students have missed work, have increased childcare needs, and may have other areas of support that they will seek assistance with when they return to campus. Please familiarize yourself with the following email that was sent to all current students on Thursday so that we can reinforce the resources that are available.


Marisa Herrera, Ed.D.

Vice President

Division of Students, Equity & Success


Dear students,

With the campus being closed for several days due to the weather, you may have questions about the impact this time away from school and work might have on your financial situation. We want you to know that we are here for you. Here are some short-term financial resources that may be available to help meet your needs:


The United Way Benefits Hub (in the PUB, main floor) has:

• A Food Pantry with free nonperishable food, fresh sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, toiletries, baby supplies, and clothing (students may also receive a bag of groceries once per week).

• Referrals to other community resources (Orca Lift, SNAP/EBT, Emergency Housing, etc.).


The Shoreline Community College Foundation offers emergency support for current students who are in a financial crisis that will affect their ability to stay in school. 

To learn more about the application process, please contact Alysen Laakso, Scholarship Manager (206-533-6783,, Bldg 1000). 


If you need additional support with housing, food or crisis services:

• Visit, a site that shares community information about where to seek additional help. 

• Use the Emerald City Guide, which has information about many community-based services.

If you have any other questions about financial resources, please connect with us in the Office of Students, Equity & Success ( We will also continue to share updated information as available. Thank you!

Marisa Herrera, Ed.D.

Vice President

Division of Students, Equity & Success

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