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Emergency grants for students impacted by COVID-19


Additional applications for Student Emergency Grants resulting from COVID-19 impacts have been suspended. We are currently prioritizing and processing our existing backlog of applicants. Approved applicants will be notified during the first week of June 2020. If you have special circumstances, please contact Financial Aid ( to discuss alternative aid programs that may be available. If additional funding for Student Emergency Grants becomes available through legislative or other sources, this program may be resumed.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. As of May 27, 2020, Linfield has approved grants to approximately 500 students totaling almost $640,000.

Linfield’s CARES Emergency Student funds award amount
Estimated number of current Linfield students eligible to participate
Linfield's CARES Emergency Student funds amount approved as of today *
Total number of students receiving an Emergency Student Funds award as of today *

* as of 5/27/2020

Following mandates from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, students living on campus who can return home are required to do so.

  • Only students who meet one of the following criteria may remain on campus:
    • Students who are at risk to become homeless if they are required to leave their residence hall or apartment;
    • Students for whom travel restrictions, travel safety, or cost would prevent them from traveling home;
    • Students who would face greater health risk at home than in the residence hall or apartment.

The housing and residence life office has contacted all students who indicated that they meet one of the criteria identified by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Recommendation for homemade masks when around people on campus:

In accordance with current CDC recommendations, Linfield is recommending that our faculty, staff and students wear a homemade or non-medical grade mask any time that you are likely to interact with other people on campus. This does not include while alone in your office or while outside (unless the outside activity requires being in close proximity to other people). There are options for making these masks on the CDC website or on other websites.

We understand this is a time of increased uncertainty, grief, and loss for students and families. Our Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center recommends these resources for supporting mental health. Find out more information about SHWCC's counseling services during COVID-19.

Linfield resources available to you online:

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid: