HEERF Federal Reporting Information
Somerset Community College signed and returned the Certification of Agreement on April 21, 2020 and intends to utilize the required 50% of CARES Act funding for Emergency Student Grants as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education.
SCC was awarded $1,514,723 by the U.S. Department of Education; this represents the initial 50% allocation which will be used to provide emergency grants to assist current students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The updated disbursement information is below:
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How SCC Determines Eligible Students & Award Amounts
As set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the population of eligible students must be eligible for Title IV, Federal Financial Aid. Beyond the initial eligibility requirement, the institution has implemented an on-line student request/application form by which the student will state how they have been impacted by the pandemic and the disruption of college operations. The college review team will then evaluate individual request based on the stated need. Additionally, the college will also consider a student’s financial need as requested by the Secretary of Education.
How Students Were Notified
The College President communicated via email to each Title IV eligible students making them aware of the availability of the emergency funds. Students were directed to a web link that then takes them to an on-line application. The college also provided instruction through the college’s CARES Grant webpage.