Federal Emergency grant funds are now available for Southeast Community College students who meet eligibility requirements and experienced certain financial hardships due to the COVID-19 disruption. These funds are established through a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act known as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). These grants are available to students who:
Eligible expenses are defined by the Department of Education as those related directly to the disruption of campus operations. Those expenses are:
If you qualify for a CARES Act grant, please complete the application. You will be asked to sign in to the application with your SCC credentials (example: email@example.com + password)
Students must first apply and be accepted to an eligible Program of Study at Southeast Community College. They must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov). If selected for financial aid verification, students must complete the review process and submit appropriate documentation.
There are several criteria that are used to determine if a student is eligible for Title IV funds. More information about these financial aid eligibility requirements can be found here: https://www.southeast.edu/financial-aid-policies/
According to the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education, the following students are not eligible to receive CARES Act grants: