Learn more about Whittier College's plans for Fall 2020
If you are in financial distress, contact the Economic Crisis Committee at email@example.com or 562.907.4233.
The Economic Crisis Committee is aware of the challenges facing students amid the current pandemic including but not limited to facing eviction and utility shut-off.
Students who are leasing off-campus housing from a private landlord are encouraged to contact their city hall for information on tenant rights during the pandemic. If you are renting in the City of Whittier, you cannot be evicted for failure to pay rent under a city moratorium on tenant evictions expiring May 30 or until extended by the Governor of California.
Undergraduate students currently enrolled at Whittier College may request funds for an emergency situation under compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school. Student Emergency Funds will be provided in the form of a grant and will typically range from $100 to $500, depending on the student's case and need. Priority for student emergency funds will be given to cases with urgent needs, extreme hardship, and/or lack of alternative options. A student will be eligible to receive emergency funds twice within a four-year time period, but only once per academic year, while attending Whittier College. Visit MyWhittier for full details on how to apply for emergency funds.
The meal voucher program ensures that Whittier students receive nutrition and sustenance during times of hardship. Most students are eligible to apply to this program for up to 2 semesters, receiving a maximum of 5 vouchers each semester. To be eligible for this program students must live off campus, not have a meal plan, and have exhausted all financial aid options including loans.
Students may request vouchers by visiting the Dean of Students Office, Campus Center room 142 and completing an eligibility form. Subsequent requests will require additional documentation signed by the Office of Financial Aid as well as a meeting with a Dean of Students Office staff member.
The Student Emergency Fund is funded by generous donors including alumni, parents, staff, faculty, and community members. Consider making a gift to continue supporting students in times of critical financial need.