Spring Quarter has Moved Online

TCC staff and faculty are here to help you remotely. Campus buildings are closed. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Student Info

Information for students.

CARES Funding Update

Application Now Open 

TCC students may now apply for CARES Act funding. Details about the award and eligibility requirements are posted below. 

As part of the CARES ACT, the federal response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TCC is being awarded almost $4 million. Half of this award will go directly to students. We want students to get these funds as quickly and easily as possible, so we’re setting up a simple online application form, which will be available next week.

About the Awards

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. TCC recently received the funds of the student portion from the Department of Education (DOE). The DOE provides the guidelines of who is eligible for the awards, and the colleges disburse the funds based on financial need.

Award guidelines are:

  • Students will be awarded based on financial need.
  • Students who qualify as high-need will receive a $1,000 award.
  • Students who qualify as lower-need will receive a $500 award.
  • These awards are renewable as funds allow. For example, if you are granted a $1,000 award for spring quarter, you may re-apply for the same award during summer and fall quarters.
  • Awards are grants, not loans. You are not required to pay them back.


The eligibility rules listed below were set by the federal government. While we would love for all for our students to be able to apply for this funding, it is not in our power to modify the government’s eligibility conditions. There is limited emergency funds to support all students, whether they are DACA, undocumented, International, or not eligible to apply for federal financial aid. The application has been set up in such a way that students who do not meet the CARES qualification criteria will be automatically directed toward learning more about these resources. 

To qualify for CARES Act funding, you:

  1. Must be currently enrolled as a student at TCC.
  2. Must be eligible to fill out the FAFSA.
  3. Must have been enrolled in at least one in-person class if you were enrolled in college during the winter 2020 quarter. All classes met online after March 13; however, you are not eligible if you signed up for only online classes when registering for winter 2020.  


Application Process

Applications are confidential and secure. Several TCC staff members in financial aid, financial services and student services will review the applications to determine the awards. Applicants will be notified of their award status as quickly as possible.

We hope the CARES funding and our continued Student Emergency Fund program helps our students during this difficult time. We value all of our students, and admire your hard work and commitment to completing your education. In these times, it’s even more admirable that you continue to stay the course with your studies.

We will announce when the application is live next week.

Are You Ready for Spring Quarter? 

 Online class schedule? Check. Books? Check. Financial aid? Check. Review our guide for spring quarter!

We are open remotely to serve you 

From preparing for online learning to information about student services and financial aid, we've assembled answers to frequently asked questions to help students get ready and adjust for a new and different spring quarter.

If you need support, visit our Help Center webpage. There, you can connect to one of our staff members for help or get information about how to connect to our programs and services. 

And if you need resources and information such as how to get free wi-fi and other community resources, visit our Resources webpage

Frequently Asked Questions

 Got questions about spring quarter, which started April 6 online? Check below for answers!  

Spring 2020 Canceled Classes

Math, Science, & Engineering
ENGR 104, BIOL& 280, ENVS 210 / GEOG 210, and GEOL& 179

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
all sections of ART 131, 132, 133, 233 (Ceramics)
all sections of ART 150, 151 (Print making)
MUSC 165/265 (Ensemble)

Physical Education - PE

PE 109-01  7436
PE 109-02 7485
PE 126-01  7489
PE 136-01  7490
PE 226-01  7500
PE 236-01  7501

Keeping Yourself Healthy

  • MultiCare is offering free virtual care visits to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms; or traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea; or has been exposed to someone who has traveled to these areas. Use promo code COVID19 to waive the $25 fee. Visit Multicare.org/virtualcare.
  • The Washington State Department of Health has set up a call center. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
  • Online Resources

Online Learning Resources


Mobile Apps

 Internet Service Providers

Help with Your Power Bill 

Student Communications from TCC Leadership

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A Message to all students, faculty and staff from TCC President, Ivan L. Harrell, II, Ph.D. Please watch this video.