Student Services

CARES Act Emergency Funding

The Federal CARES Act was signed into law on March 6, 2020. The Higher Education Emergency Relief fund (HEERFI) provided $6 billion to colleges nationwide for emergency student financial aid to be distributed to enrolled students who are "Title IV eligible" and have expenses related to the COVID-19 virus.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

  • CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFII) was assigned to the State College of Florida on January 16, 2021 granting the institution an additional $2,511,633 for emergency student financial aid.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

  • ARP: American Rescue Plan (HEERFIII) was assigned to the State College of Florida on May, 2021 granting the institution an additional $9,660,710 for emergency student financial aid.

The State College of Florida has created an Emergency fund for students who have experienced an economic hardship related to COVID-19.

 

Federal CARES Act and designated Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Information

Please note the following additional information:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has received and acknowledged an award in the amount $14,683,976 must be paid directly to students impacted by COVID-19 as part of the Federal CARES Act and designated Higher Education Emergency Relief fund (HEERF), CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFII) and ARP: American Rescue Plan (HEERFIII)

Higher Education Emergency Relief fund: HEERF I

  • As of 6/30/2021SCF has received a total amount of $2,511,633 that must be paid directly to students.
  • As of 6/30/2021, SCF has distributed $2,511,633 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission.
  • SCF estimates 5,348 students are eligible to participate in programs 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) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 6/30/2021, 5,348 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The eligibility criteria used by the SCF to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, includes:
    • FAFSA Applicant
      • Completed financial aid file
      • Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • Student must be matriculating in Title IV eligible program
    • Demonstrate need based on impact from COVID-19.

CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: HEERFII

  • As of 7/8/2021SCF has received a total amount of $2,511,633 that must be paid directly to students.
  • As of 7/8/2021, SCF has distributed $2,511,633 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission.
  • SCF estimates 2,226 students are eligible to participate in programs 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) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 6/30/2021, 2,226 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The eligibility criteria used by the SCF to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, includes:
    • FAFSA Applicant
    • Student must be matriculating in Title IV eligible program
    • Demonstrate need based on impact from COVID-19.

ARP: American Rescue Plan: HEERFIII

  • As of 10/8/2021SCF has received a total amount of $9,660,710 that must be paid directly to students.
  • As of 10/8/2021, SCF has distributed $2,766,980.39 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission.
  • SCF estimates 10,248 students are eligible to participate in programs 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) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 10/8/2021,4,393 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The eligibility criteria used by the SCF to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, includes:
    • Demonstrate need based on impact from COVID-19.
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