CARES Act Student Emergency Fund
With funds provided by the U.S. Department of Education to support students impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, the CARES Act Student Emergency Fund will award dollars to students whose studies at Tri-C were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eligible students must:
- Be currently enrolled in a credit, degree or certificate program for the Fall 2020 semester
- Have registered for Fall 2020 Semester
- Have payment or payment plan confirmed for Fall 2020 Semester
- Be eligible for Title IV (federal student aid) funding (Pell grant, student loans, work-study, SEOG, etc.)
- Meet federal student eligibility guidelines. See our CARES Act Student Emergency Fund FAQ for details.
- Demonstrate emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19.
Examples of emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:
- Food assistance
- Housing assistance
- Child care emergencies
- Health emergencies
- Technology and equipment needs
- Transportation emergencies (non-routine car repairs)
Students with demonstrated emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19 may be eligible for funds up to $1,500.
Applying for Tri-C CARES Act funds
- Students must complete (or have completed) a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov) and must be Title IV eligible.
- Contact the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office via Live Chat, calling 216-987-6000, or emailing email@example.com to determine eligibility.
- All funds will be paid to students via direct deposit or check by mail.
The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships team will review applications daily and notify students via their Tri-C student email account. Please allow 5 business days to process. CARES Act grants disbursements for the Fall 2020 semester will begin after August 14, 2020; no sooner than 10 days before the start of the semester. Confirmation of payment or payment plan for the semester is required.
According to the National Association for Student Financial Aid Admistrators (NASFAA):
Scammers are taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic in attempts to obtain students’ financial and personal information, in some instances posing as financial aid offices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning last week notifying students that suspicious emails claiming to be from the “Financial Department” at their respective institutions are advertising how to receive the economic stimulus check.
CARES Act Declaration Reporting
The federal government has awarded $5 million to Tri-C to provide direct emergency grants to students whose lives and education have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This 30-day fund report provides the amount of funds distributed to students, as of the 30-day report. An update of the numbers of Tri-C students receiving funds through the CARES Act, and the total amount awarded will be provided on this site every 45 days, hereafter.