Cares-Act

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting-Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

1.   School Acknowledgement:

San Jose City College acknowledges that we signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and intend to distribute no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2.   Funds Available to Students:

San Jose City College received $1,137,482 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3.   Funds Distributed to Students:

As of July 28, 2020, $839,900 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

4.   Eligible Students:

The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in the program 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) was 5,000.

5.   Number of Students Who Received Funding:

As of July 28, 2020, 1,210 students have received an emergency grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6.   Method(s) Used to Determine Funding:

San Jose City College utilized the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and a local Emergency Needs Grant Application to determine student eligibility. These grants were awarded at $600 per student for the Spring 2020 semester.  These grants were extended to include students who qualified as AB540 under California law.  Grants were awarded at $500 per student for Summer 2020.


7.   Instructions/Announcements for Students:

Students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Application for the 2020-21 academic year and select SJCC as the school of attendance.  Application for the CARES Emergency funding will be available at the start of the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms, for students continuing from the Spring 2020 semester.

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