COVID-19 cells

COVID-19 Information Site

Washburn Tech values the health and safety of our students, instructors and staff. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, you will find the latest information, policies and procedures on this webpage. If you have specific questions, we ask that you first call a member of the Washburn Tech staff:

Admissions 785.670.2200
Cashier 785.670.3363
Financial Aid 785.670.3360
Student Services 785.670.2100
WU Police 785.670.3319

Message from the WU V.P. for Academic Affairs - July 17

We look forward to welcoming our students to campus for the fall semester. Learn how the plans affect you by checking out the Fall 2020 Washburn Tech Academic Experience.

Message from the Dean - July 16

At this time, Washburn Tech will begin classes as scheduled on August 12. Read more in this message from the dean.

Face Covering Policy

Washburn Tech has implemented a mask policy in compliance with orders from the state and Shawnee County. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear masks while on the Washburn Tech campuses in all hallways, public spaces, classrooms and other common areas of campus buildings. Masks must also be worn when in offices, work spaces or outdoor settings when 6-feet social distancing cannot be maintained.

Operational Area Reopening Plans

CARES Act Emergency Financial Resources

The federal government has provided emergency relief funding for student grants through the CARES Act. Students enrolled in spring, summer or fall classes are eligible to apply. In addition to the CARES Act funding, Washburn Tech has secured additional financial resources to assist students who may be experiencing financial difficulties. Students who have been financially impacted due to this pandemic may be eligible to receive one-time financial assistance.

Assistance

Students may apply for one-time assistance with specific expenses related to housing, food, health care, course materials, technology and/or child care. Awards will range from $100 to $6195. We will continue to award until all funds are exhausted.

Eligibility

All post-secondary certificate-seeking students who were enrolled during as of March 13, 2020, are eligible for one-time assistance from these funds. If you have received aid from a campus or college emergency fund before this date, you are still eligible to apply for this funding. Please request funds only if you are in immediate need.

We encourage students with urgent needs to apply once for emergency relief funds. We cannot guarantee the fulfillment of a second application at this time. As we process requests, we will review the fund balance and notify students if we have resources available to fulfill more requests.

Application Process

To apply for funding, complete and submit the application, checking every category from which you need assistance. Please indicate on the application if you have requested funding from another source in the past few months. There are many students facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, and our goal is to offer support to the largest number possible.

Washburn Tech Emergency Grant Application

Fund Distribution

Washburn Tech has created an application committee to process your application and FAFSA. An email from techemergencygrant@washburn.edu will be sent communicating review of your application. Once approved for funds setting up a direct deposit is the quickest way to receive your emergency funds. If you have not set up your account for direct deposit you can use this link https://www.washburn.edu/student-life/business-office/ibod/direct-deposit.html.

Academic Policies for Spring 2020 

The faculty and administration of Washburn University understand the disruption of classes that occurred due to the COVID-19 crisis has been a challenge to many students. We have worked together to temporarily adjust several academic policies for the spring 2020 semester to support academic success under these extraordinary circumstances.

These temporary policies apply to part-of-term courses (short-term courses) that began on 2/15/2020 or later and full-term courses in the spring 2020 semester. The policies address grading options, incomplete grades, withdrawals, repeats and academic suspension. 

Please click here to see the temporary academic policies for Washburn Tech.

Resources

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty and anxiety as you navigate your educational journey. Washburn Tech has several resources in place to help you achieve your goals and keep you informed during this ever-changing situation.