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 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 June 27, 2022, Southern Crescent Technical College has disbursed CARES funding in the amount of $9,452,765.74 to students.

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

 

As of June 27, 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 $1,343,071.99

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 students enrolled in Summer 2022 classes for a total of $48,291.66 (actively awarding)

 

 


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.

 

The college will not award an automatic one-time disbursement as done in the past. Students will be required to request CARES emergency funds beginning Summer 2022!

 

How to Receive CARES for Summer 2022

To apply for CARES emergency funding, students will be required to complete a CARES emergency application:

  • CARES Emergency funding may be awarded up to $1000.00.
  • Students can only apply once per term.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours.
  • Students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Students can choose to use Emergency CARES funds to cover their outstanding balance, CARES authorization may be required.

 

CARES Emergency Applications

  • Priority will be given to students eligible for federal Pell based on FAFSA data.
  • Students can also apply for CARES emergency funds once a semester
  • CARES Act funds will be paid to eligible applicants until funds are exhausted
  • The award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back

The SCTC CARES Emergency Application

 

 

Eligible Students:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 hours at the time the funds are disbursed
  • Be Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Non-Eligible Students:

  • Transient students (visiting students)

 

No. Students who have completed the FAFSA may receive maximum award amounts. 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).

How Students are Identified for CARES Disbursements

Effective Summer 2022, the College will use a grading scale to determine how much each student will be awarded. The College will use data from the 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 FAFSA to identify students Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined which students were Pell eligible. The award amount will be calculated based on each student’s EFC number:

  • Pell eligible students with a zero EFC  will receive up a maximum $1,000.00 grant award
  • Pell eligible students EFC 1- 5846 will receive a maximum $650.00 grant award
  • Students with EFC 5847 and higher or (Non-Pell eligible students, including those without a 2021-2022/2022-2023 FAFSA on file) will receive a maximum $500.00 grant award

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

 

 

Yes. Students interested in receiving the one time term emergency cares funds must complete the emergency grant application each semester.  Only those students who submit the emergency application will be considered for funding.

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.