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CARES Act Emergency Fund Selection Process

Update September 14, 2020

As of September 14, 2020 CFCC has disbursed all of the emergency student aid grant funding received under the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. No further applications for funding will be accepted after this date.


UPDATE 9-2-20

The additional CARES funds for Fall 2020 will be disbursed by Sept. 18 once all student attendance information submitted by your instructor(s) has been received and recorded in the Registrar’s office.

If you have signed up for Direct Deposit, these funds will be deposited to the account we have on file no later than the date listed above. Paper checks will be mailed to the address that we have on file.

If you currently have a Fall 2020 balance, the $600 will be applied to your CFCC account and any remaining funds will be disbursed to you by one of the methods listed above.


UPDATE 8-5-20: ADDITIONAL CARES FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

DURING FALL 2020

Students who were enrolled during Spring 2020 and meet the eligibility requirements listed below will be eligible for an additional $600 once they enroll at CFCC during the Fall 2020 term. All students who have completed the Verification Form and been approved to receive funding under the initial selection process will automatically be awarded this second payment once they enroll for Fall 2020 curriculum classes. This additional CARES funding will be distributed to students after August 31, 2020.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY FUND SELECTION PROCESS

As part of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) received $2.3 million, which will be provided as direct payments to students as an emergency financial aid grant for expenses incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. CFCC has adopted the following process to select eligible students and disburse the CARES Act emergency financial aid grants, in accordance with Federal guidelines:

To be eligible for funding students must:

  • Have a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
  • Be enrolled in a Title IV eligible program of study
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not have been enrolled in all online classes prior to March 13, 2020
  • Meet all other requirements pertaining to federal Title IV eligibility

Students with the greatest need as documented by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on the 2019-20 FAFSA will receive first priority and awards will be prorated based on the number of credit hours in which the student was enrolled as of March 13, 2020.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements listed above will be sent an email to their official CFCC email account notifying them of their potential eligibility. In order to receive funding, students must sign and return a Verification Form certifying that they have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare).

Awards will be posted through the Financial Aid office and disbursed as a direct payment to eligible students.


Update from May 18, 2020

As part of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) received $2.3 million, which will be provided as direct payments to students as an emergency financial aid grant for expenses incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. Based on the Federal guidelines provided by the Education Department, CFCC will use the following criteria to determine student eligibility and disburse CARES Act emergency financial aid grants:

To be eligible for CARES Act emergency funding, students must:

  • Have a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
  • Be enrolled in a Title IV eligible program of study
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not have been enrolled in all online classes prior to March 13, 2020
  • Meet all other requirements pertaining to federal Title IV eligibility

Student need will be determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on the 2019-20 FAFSA the college has on file. Students with the greatest documented need will receive first priority for aid. Student aid will also be based on the number of credit hours in which a student was enrolled as of March 13, 2020.

Students who meet the criteria listed above will receive an email from CFCC notifying them of their potential eligibility for aid. In order to receive aid, students must sign and return a Verification Form certifying that they have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus

Aid will be posted through the Financial Aid office and disbursed as a direct payment to eligible students.

Awards to each student will be determined by the following chart:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Award per Student
0 (Most needy students)

Less than 1/2 time (0 -5 credits)

$300.00

1/2 time (6-8 credits)

$600.00

3/4 time (9 – 11 credits)

$900.00

FT (12+ credits)

$1,200.00
Between $1 – $5,576 (Pell Eligible)

Less than 1/2 time (0 -5 credits)

$200.00

1/2 time (6-8 credits)

$400.00

3/4 time (9 – 11 credits)

$600.00

FT (12+ credits)

$800.00
Above $5,576 (Only eligible for loans)

Less than 1/2 time (0 -5 credits)

$150.00

1/2 time (6-8 credits)

$300.00

3/4 time (9 – 11 credits)

$450.00

FT (12+ credits)

$600.00
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