Cerro Coso Community College

CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid

Cerro Coso Community College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Cerro Coso has received $454,479.

Cerro Coso has awarded $62,500 in funds to 69 students as of May 20, 2020.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is about 50% of our Total Student Population.

The methodology used for student selection was structured using eligibility determined by the Department of Education. This used student data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as enrollment data to determine student eligibility for the first round of awards. Eligible students must be enrolled for spring, enrolled in an on-campus program, and eligible for the FAFSA. The second round of students will be those who are eligible to file the FAFSA (US citizens, HS graduates or GED, males registered with Selective Service), and the same enrollment criteria as above. These student populations are sent an electronic link to an Emergency Grant request form to be completed and returned for evaluation and awarding. Instructions and guidance are provided on the form.

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