Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Portion

Southern Crescent Technical College CARES Reporting Page

CARES Administrator for student portion:  Dr. Michelle Bedford


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.


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 April 10, 2022, Southern Crescent Technical College has disbursed CARES funding in the amount of $9,251,229.00 to students:

  • $1,756,744.00 CARES1
  • $1,661,957.00 CARES2
  • $5,832,528.00 CARES3

Total- $9,251,229.00

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


As of April 10, 2022-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 $1,342,871.00

Fall 2021

SCTC processed 5026  awards of HEERF CARE funds to students enrolled in fall 2021 classes for a total of $2,318,409.00.

Spring 2022 –

SCTC processed 4661 awards of HEERF CARE funds to students enrolled in Spring 2022 classes for a total of $2,171,248.00.



CARES funds not disbursed 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



  What is the CARES Act Grant Fund?

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the College’s students in a variety of ways creating financial hardships related to employment, housing, childcare, food, utilities, and medical expenses. To address these hardships, the College is providing to students beginning spring term 2020 students, with a one-time emergency stipend to help relieve the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.

Eligible Students:

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

Non-Eligible Students:

  • Transient students (visiting students)


No. However, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA, as they may be eligible for additional aid.

Students can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov (SCTC’s school code: 005621).

There are two ways to receive CARES funds each semester:

  1. Students who complete the CARES Emergency Application can receive a one award per term. The minimum award amount is $500.00. This is dependent on the availability of funds. Students who wish to be considered for a one time award, can complete the CARES Emergency Application. 

2. Each semester all students enrolled will receive a one time disbursement ranging from $600 to $300 per term. Students are not required to apply for these funds.                  check your student email for updated information each semester.


The following chart list how funds will be distributed for spring 2021,summer 2021, fall 2021, spring, 2022:

Proposed CARES3 Disbursement by Term for the 2021-2022 Aid year


Term Spring 2021* Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total to be Disbursed
One-time Disbursement $1,464,816.00 $951,300.00 $2,025,853.00 $2,024,852.00 $6,663,221.00
Emergency Funding $581,703.00 $600,000.00 $600,000.00 $1,500,000.00
Total $1,464,816.00 $1,533,003.00 $2,625,853.00 $2,624,852.00 $8,203,221.00


The College reserves the right to adjust these amounts as needed.

CARES funds not disbursed summer 2021 will roll over to fall 2021 and Spring 2022


Yes. Students interested in receiving the one time term emergency cares funds must complete an application each semester. Otherwise, students will automatically receive a one time disbursement each semester.

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. 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