Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Portion

Southern Crescent Technical College CARES Reporting Page

CARES Administrator for student portion:  Dr. Michelle Bedford                       

                           NOTE:  SCTC CARES Funding (Student Portion) is running out! The college currently has $1,511,042.32 remaining!

The CARES Act Legislation:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. The Act was updated 5/12/2021 with the passing of an additional emergency bill. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. The CARES Act allows Southern Crescent Technical College to use its own “significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students.”  The eligible expenses for this program are the same as those outlined in the federal financial aid calculations for determining a student’s cost of attendance.  These items include food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.

Quarterly Reports for CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 

Southern Crescent Technical College has received $11,614,016.00 in the following student portion of CARES funding to be distributed to students:

  • $1,956,144.00 CARES1
  • $1,956,144.00 CARES2
  • $7,701,728.00 CARES3

Total- $11,614,016.00

As of October 24, 2022, Southern Crescent Technical College has disbursed CARES funding in the amount of $10,102,973.68 to students.

Note: Cares1 and CARES2 funds not disbursed were carried over and added to CARES3 Funds.

 

CARES Funds disbursed to Students by term:

Spring 2020:

SCTC processed 2,551 awards of HEERF Care funds to students enrolled in spring 2020 classes for a total of $1,230,597.00.

Summer 2020:

SCTC processed 1,294 awards of HEERF Care funds to students enrolled in summer 2020 classes for a total of $526,147.00.

Fall 2020:

SCTC processed 195 awards of HEERF Care funds to students enrolled in fall 2020 classes for a total of $100,807.00

Spring 2021:

SCTC processed 3920 awards of HEERF Care funds to students enrolled in spring 2021 classes for a total of $1,560,150.00.

Summer 2021:

SCTC processed 2,620 awards of HEERF Care funds to students enrolled in summer 2021 classes for a total of $1,343,071.99

Fall 2021:

SCTC processed 5026  awards of HEERF CARE funds to students enrolled in fall 2021 classes for a total of $2,316,337.30.

Spring 2022:

SCTC processed 5123 awards of HEERF CARE funds to students enrolled in Spring 2022 classes for a total of $2,326,363.79.

Summer 2022:

HEERF CARE funds disbursed to 611 students enrolled in Summer 2022 classes for a total of $514,147.64.

Fall 2022:

As of October 24, 2022, SCTC processed 192 awards of HEERF CARE funds to students enrolled in Fall 2022 classes for a total of $185,351.96.


CARES funds not disbursed  to students will roll over to to the next scheduled term until all funds have been exhausted.
The College reserves the right to adjust these amounts as needed.

FAQs

  What is the CARES Act Grant Fund?

Attention SCTC Students: CARES Funding is running out!

 

The CARES Act Legislation:

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. The Act was updated 5/12/2021 with the passing of an additional emergency bill. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. The CARES Act allows Southern Crescent Technical College to use its own “significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students.”  The eligible expenses for this program are the same as those outlined in the federal financial aid calculations for determining a student’s cost of attendance.  These items include food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.

 

To date, the college has disbursed CARES funding in the amount of $10,085,671.12 to students:

The College reserves the right to adjust these amounts as needed

 

 

 

 

 

Eligible Students:

  • Be enrolled in at least 1 hour at the time the funds are disbursed

No. However, students who have completed the 22-23 FAFSA and have a Pell Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), will receive preference in award amounts.

Eligibility amounts can vary based on the remaining CARES balance and the number of students determined eligible for funding.

No. Students will not be required to apply for CARES funds for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

It will be disbursed from your student account to BankMobile.

If you have not already made your preference selection to BankMobile, please

visit: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/

CARES funds disbursements will vary each semester. The remaining CARES funds will be distributed until the fund has been depleted. Students should check their student email on a regular basis for information on CARES funding.

Students can check their financial aid status via BannerWeb

Click on BannerWeb

  • Enter Secure Area
  • Enter your User ID and Pin
  • Your user id is your SCTC 900# or your Social Security Number
  • Your initial pin is your 6 digit birthdate (Month, day, two digit year)
  • If you are having trouble you can click on the “How to Access BannerWeb” link on the main page
  • Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • To check to see if you are missing documents or your SAP status, click on “My Eligibility‟
  • To check your Award, click on “My Award Information”
  • To view your student account to see if your aid has memo/authorized to pay for your classes
  • Go to Student Accounts
  • Then click on Account Detail for Term

Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions at 770-228-7368 or via finaid@sctech.edu

Yes. Students can choose to use Emergency CARES funds to cover their outstanding balance, CARES authorization may be required.