CARES Act Student Aid

SCC received CARES Act funding to support students who have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, a new federal grant funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Federal Emergency Relief Fund

SCC CARES Act Student Aid funds are federal grants that can be used to cover expenses, so you can focus on your education and meet your academic goals. You will not be asked to pay the funds back.

Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Complete and submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA).

You will be contacted by SCC via email.

Eligibility & Requirements

Federal guidelines for SCC CARES Act Student Aid require that you must be eligible for Federal Financial Aid and meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled in a curriculum program at SCC on March 13, 2020
  2. Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  3. Submitted a valid FAFSA application and be eligible to receive Title IV funding. (Note this not just for pell grant students, it also includes students eligible other federal funding including Federal Direct Loans)
  4. CCP and Early College students are not eligible for funding according to the federal guidelines

FAQs:

How do I apply for Emergency Relief Fund?

• Complete the application (see link) and have a completed FAFSA application on file

I have not submitted a FAFSA application, is it too late?

• No – Please submit ASAP. Your application cannot be processed until a valid FAFSA is received

How much funding can I receive?

• Grant amounts vary by student circumstances

How will I receive my funding?

• Check mailed to your address on file

How can funding be used?

• Funds should be used for emergency expenses incurred due to COVID-19

How will I know if I have been approved?

• You will be notified via your SCC Rams Mail account.