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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27 provides funding to higher education institutions to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Fresno City College received approximately $11,224,898, of which 50% is direct aid to support our currently enrolled students. The Federal Funding is being allocated to our students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare). Based on the CARES Act guidelines, Fresno City College is distributing these funds to Title IV eligible students with the greatest need.
Fresno City College received $5,612,449 to be awarded to students. As of July 9, 2020, we have disbursed a total of $5,612,449 to 16,355 eligible students.
A: You are eligible to receive CARES if you are a Title IV eligible student. You must meet the requirements below:
A: The award amount varies, see the charts below. We based your award on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and units enrolled. If you do not know your EFC, it can be found on your Student Aid Report at FAFSA.gov.
|Type||12 + units||9-11.5 units||6-8.5 units||Less than 6 units|
|Tier 1 – (EFC<$5,576)||$600||$450||$300||$175|
|Tier 2 – (EFC $5,577 - $30,000)||$350||$300||$250||$150|
|Tier 3 – (EFC>$30,000)||$150||$150||$150||$150|
A: No, it is not too late, though there are limited funds. You can submit your 2019-2020 application by going to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
A: You do not have to repay CARES funds if you were enrolled at the time it was determined that you were eligible.
A: If you are set-up for direct deposit the funds will be deposited into your bank account. If you are not set-up for direct deposit the CARES check will be mailed to the address you have listed on WebAdvisor.