Cares-Act

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

  1. School Acknowledgement:
    San Jose City College (SJCC) 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:
    SJCC received $1,137,482 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students and allocated an additional $67,496 of CARES funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants, as well as the MSI Allocation of $164,547 for a total of $1,369,525 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
  3. Funds Distributed to Students:
    As of October 21, 2020, $1,352,900 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to SJCC 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 October 21, 2020, 1,789 SJCC students received emergency grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  6. Method(s) Used to Determine Funding:
    SJCC utilized the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and a local Emergency Needs Grant Application to determine student eligibility. 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 and Fall 2020.
  7. Instructions/Announcements for Students:
    Students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic should submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA or CA Dream Application 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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