Student Services

CARES Act Emergency Funding

The Federal CARES Act was signed into law on March 6, 2020. The Higher Education Emergency Relief fund (HEERF) 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 State College of Florida has created an Emergency fund for students who have experienced an economic hardship related to COVID-19.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Financial Aid Eligible
    1. Complete a FAFSA
    2. Satisfy all financial aid requirements
    3. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  2. Students must be matriculating in a Title IV eligible program
  3. Demonstrate need based on impact from COVID-19

This will be a one-time award not to exceed $500.

There are two easy ways to apply:

Apply Online: Request for Cares Act Emergency Funding Application

Apply via Email: Request for Cares Act Emergency Funding Application

1. Complete the Care Act Emergency Funding Application

2. Please submit your completed application, including applicable documentation to:     askfinaid@scf.edu.

If you have suffered a loss of employment, you are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office for additional assistance.

Please note the following additional information:

  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has received and acknowledged an award in the amount of $5,023,266 of which 50% or $2,511,633 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).
  • As of 7/8/2020SCF has received a total amount of $5,023,2666 of which $2,511,633 must be paid directly to students.
  • As of 7/8/2020, SCF has distributed $315,427.99 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 4,470 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 7/8/2020, 1,806 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.
  • In addition to this web page, the following additional documentation has been made available:

 

 

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