North-West College to Offer Student Grants Through CARES Act
Assistance Underscores College’s Commitment to Supporting Students During Coronavirus Outbreak
WEST COVINA, Calif.—North-West College (NWC) will soon be providing grants to eligible students through the CARES Act. Passed on March 27, 2020, the legislation brings nearly $2 trillion in economic relief in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic—with $6.28 billion recently released to colleges and universities to provide to students who meet the criteria.
“Our College leadership is working together to determine the disbursement policy for these funds and release them as quickly as possible to eligible individuals,” explained Chief Compliance Officer Serjik Kesachekian. “We are grateful for the chance to offer additional financial assistance to our students whose lives and educations have been thrown into upheaval as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus.”
Unlike other federal grants earmarked for tuition, these funds are designed to offer relief for students facing additional costs for things such as course materials and technology, along with basic expenses including, housing, childcare, health care, and even food. The goal is to lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 on students and their families to avoid derailing their educational career path.
“We are excited to see these CARES Act dollars give our students the extra financial support they need to continue their educational journeys in the midst of this crisis,” explained President Mitchell Fuerst. “It has been amazing to see our faculty and staff rally around our students even as we have transitioned our learning online. Our students remain at the heart of everything we do—even in these trying times, we are still a community united for a common cause—to change lives through quality education.”
About North-West College
Founded in 1966, North-West College has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for 50 years. A leader in allied health education, the College offers short-term programs at seven campuses throughout Southern California, including West Covina, Pomona Valley, Van Nuys, Glendale, Riverside, Anaheim, and Long Beach. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), North-West College offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, the College has graduated more than 50,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.
For more information about North-West College and its programs, visit www.nw.edu.