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Shoreline Community College is making $10,000 available to help students pay for school-related expenses.

 

“The money is available as short-term loans to students who have qualified for financial assistance,” said Vice President for Student Success Tonya Drake.

 

Drake said that despite processing a record number of financial assistance requests so far this academic year, there can be delays. “This will help bridge the gap between qualifying for financial assistance and the money actually being available to the student,” she said.

 

The short-term loans will be made for up to $350 and are anticipated to be used primarily for text book costs, Drake said. “We’re not sure how long $10,000 will last,” she said. “However, we think the need is greater than our ability to fill it.”

 

Daryl Campbell, Vice President of Administrative Services, said the loan fund is a one-time opportunity for students.

 

“The money is in a fund earmarked for just this purpose, but hadn’t been used for the past several years,” said Campbell, who joined the college in July, 2008. “We’re just happy we have it available for students now.”

 

Students interested in applying for a short-term loan can contact the financial aid office at 206-546-4762.

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