HEERF

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) I, II, and III

HERRF Reporting for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

St. Clair County Community College acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used or intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

The total amount of combined funds the institution will receive from the Department of Education for HEERF I, II, and III is $5,290,009.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under HEERF is $5,282,842, with $1,635,600 disbursed between January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022 is 3281.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022 was 1121.

Reporting dateAmount distributed during reporting periodTotal amount of HEERF funds distributed to date
May 21, 2020$561,086$561,086
June 29, 2020$66,300$627,386
July 30, 2020$41,555$668,941
August 19, 2020$20,750$689,691
September 29, 2020$204,350$894,041
October 28, 2020$35,450$929,491
November 19, 2020$24,250$953,741
January 8, 2021 $998 $954,739
February 1, 2021$77,750$1,032,489
March 31, 2021$13,253$1,045,742
June 30, 2021$125,500$1,171,242
September 30, 2021$1,760,750$2,931,992
December 31, 2021$715,250$3,647,242
March 21, 2022$1,635,600$5,282,842

The method used by St. Clair County Community College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under HEERF:

  1. Students are directed to apply for Emergency Funds on the College website at sc4.edu/CARES.
  2. 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.
  3. The college reviews applications to determine if the student meets eligibility requirements per the Department of Education guidelines.
  4. If a student meets eligibility criteria, their award amount is determined on an individual basis considering need categories and amounts requested.
  5. Student awards may not exceed the maximum Pell grant amount.
  6. Students who meet eligibility requirements are notified of their award amounts.
  7. Students who do not meet eligibility requirements are notified that they do not qualify for an award.
  8. 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 Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds awards and are able to view details on the SC4 Portal

Contact the SC4 Financial Aid Office for more information and questions.