Pierce College students who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak now have access to emergency funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The college has received a funding package of more than $3 million to use in part to assist students with expenses related to disruptions to their education due to the pandemic. Here are a few details about how this funding will work, and how you can apply:
- Students will apply for funding via an application process, where you will describe how you have been impacted, along with your overall financial need.
- Students who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak are encouraged to apply for funding – even if you have never applied for Financial Aid before.
- These funds are similar to grants, and do not need to be repaid.
- Although there is no standard award amount for these grants, Financial Aid representatives will look into all funding options available to fill in any gaps in your financial need.
- We anticipate a high volume of applications, but expect to process them quickly.
Find more information about CARES Act funding and the application process here.
Reprinted, with permission, from the Pierce College website.