Jefferson Community College (JCC) has received more than $1 million dollars from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to support students that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and distribution of funds to students has begun.
Recognizing that students faced unexpected challenges in reaching their educational goals during Spring 2020 semester as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the CARES Act grant is intended to provide relief to those students with meeting basic needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.
JCC Dean of Enrollment James P.R. Ambrose said, “In less than 24 hours, 51 students have already been approved for funding and many applications are still being reviewed.”
To be eligible for a JCC CARES Act grant, students must have been actively enrolled in at least one course during Spring 2020 semester, been a Title IV eligible recipient, completed their 2019-2020 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintained satisfactory academic progress.
Jefferson students are encouraged to check their JCC email account for communication from the Financial Services office. The CARES Act grant application, sent to students via email, is available on the College’s website. Students should complete the application as soon as possible and return it to the College’s Financial Services office using their JCC email account.