Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
St. Clair County Community College acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $954,739.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 29, 2020 is as follows:
- 2019-20 academic year: $689,691
- 2020-21 academic year: $204,350
- Total amount distributed: $894,041
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1692.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 29, 2020 is as follows:
- 2019-20 academic year: 656
- 2020-21 academic year: 207
- Total students who have received grants: 863
The method(s) used by St. Clair County Community College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Students are directed to apply for Emergency Funds on the College website at sc4.edu/CARES.
- Students use the application to specify the categories of need and related extra expenses they have incurred due to the Coronavirus Pandemic disruption to their education.
- The college reviews applications to determine if the student meets eligibility requirements per the Department of Education guidelines.
- If a student meets eligibility criteria, their award amount is determined on an individual basis considering need categories and amounts requested.
- Student awards may not exceed the maximum Pell grant amount for 2019-2020.
- Students who meet eligibility requirements are notified of their award amounts.
- Students who do not meet eligibility requirements are notified that they do not qualify for an award.
- Student awards are processed and sent to students using the same college refunding methods as Title IV refunds.
Students are notified by their SC4 student email of their CARES Act awards and are able to view details on the SC4 Portal.
Contact the SC4 Financial Aid Office for more information and questions.