Details of CARES ACT funding at State Fair Community College is available here.
A letter from SFCC College President, Dr. Joanna Anderson was sent to all dual-credit students on June 9, 2021:
This past year was such a challenge for so many of us. The pandemic was a disruption in our lives, especially to educational classes, activities and events. That is why I am pleased to announce financial assistance to SFCC dual credit students from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).
In a few days, you will be receiving a check in the mail from State Fair Community College for $237.00, equivalent to the cost of a three-credit-hour dual credit course. Please use it to help offset some of the hardships you likely encountered during this past year. This money is not a mistake on your account, or an overpayment from you. It is yours and you may use it as needed.
Some of you might ask if you can use it to purchase books, enroll in courses for the upcoming semester, or to pay any outstanding debts or holds on your current account. The answer to all of these questions, is “yes” – it is your money.
As you pursue your college goals, I hope you’ll consider the advantages of attending State Fair Community College after graduation. Best wishes for the future.
Dr. Joanna Anderson
State Fair Community College
It’s about community!
The letter below was sent to students prior to the distribution of CARES ACT funding on May 28, 2020.
A Letter From the President About CARES Funding
I hope this finds you well and completing the semester successfully! Please read this entire email for details about the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that may benefit you.
The CARES Act provides funding to students who are experiencing a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations. We know many SFCC students faced unexpected costs during the quick switch from face-to-face instruction to remote learning. The CARES Act requires that State Fair Community College direct the aid to students who have incurred expenses due to COVID-19. It encourages us to give special attention to students with unmet needs and those who are Title IV eligible.
There are two phases of CARES Act grants for our students:
Phase 1: Grants of $300 – $500 will automatically be given to those students who filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA. About 2,200 SFCC students will receive grants by the end of this week. Because these grants are automatic, there is no further action required by those students and families.
Phase 2: To help us identify your needs, we are asking all students who have been financially harmed by COVID-19 to fill out our Emergency Relief Request Application so we can learn if you are eligible for either the Emergency Relief Fund, our student emergency fund, or other forms of institutional aid. You will find examples of such expenses below, including (but not limited to):
- Housing and moving expenses (i.e. rent, storage)
- Technology (i.e. internet, routers, computers, cameras, software)
- Transportation (i.e. unexpected travel costs)
- Medical expenses
- Increased utility costs
- Personal expenses (i.e. toiletries, cleaning supplies)
The award amounts will vary based on need and funding availability after we review the Emergency Relief Request Application. The maximum award amount will be $500. The application is available as long as funds are available. We expect to process funding decisions within 5 days after receiving an application. Please note that in some cases, additional documentation may be required, which could extend our response time.
If you are not sure whether you qualify for funding under the CARES Act, we strongly encourage you to fill out the Emergency Relief Request Application. If you do not meet the qualifications for the federal aid, there may be other emergency funding or institutional aid available to help you. We will filter every application through every option available to best meet as much need as possible.
If you have any questions, the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services is ready to assist and. You can contact the office at (660) 530-5834 or email email@example.com.
We hope this aid will help offset the financial burdens that our students and their families are experiencing at this time. We look forward to seeing you back on campus soon. Be safe and be well!
Dr. Joanna Anderson, President
State Fair Community College
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