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Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund

Cape Fear Community College has received additional funding from the NC State Legislature to assist students who were affected by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The Emergency Scholarship Grants for Postsecondary Students was established by the NC Legislature under the 2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act for the purpose of providing emergency scholarship grants to eligible students who have suffered financial hardship due to the damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence. These funds may be used to cover any expenses that support a student’s continued enrollment, including costs related to increased housing costs, changes in employment status, transportation, home repairs, textbooks, tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be currently attending classes at CFCC at the time of application in order to be eligible for an Emergency Scholarship Grant.
  • Student has a financial need related to the impact of Hurricane Florence
  • Student intends to continue attending CFCC in Spring 2020 and demonstrates this by registering for classes during the Priority Registration period, October 28 – 31, 2019. If student will be completing an academic program in December 2019, then an Intent to Graduate form must be on file.
  • Student agrees to use his or her best efforts and take all reasonable steps to obtain alternative funds to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, including funds from insurance policies in effect, any available federal aid such as FEMA, and any other sources of aid that may be available.
  • If funds are obtained from another source to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, student must return the amount of the grant that was covered by the funds from another source to CFCC.
  • First priority is given to students who have not previously received an Emergency Scholarship Grant.

Complete the Emergency Scholarship Grant Application

Please allow 2 weeks from the time of submission for the processing of your application. If your application is approved and you a currently signed up for a direct deposit, the funds will be deposited to your account on file.

If you wish to expedite your grant award, please sign up for direct deposit by logging in to WebAdvisor and on the student menu click “Bank Information” found under Financial Information. This will allow you to enter or update your banking information.

If you do not sign up for a direct deposit, you will be notified when your application is approved and your check is available to be picked up.