CARES Act 2020

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Compliance (CARES Act)

 

Fort Scott Community College, as an institution participating in the CARES Act, is required to post the following information to their website by the Department of Education.

 

Fort Scott Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form assuring that Fort Scott Community College has used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 

  • The total amount Fort Scott Community College has receive is $510,763 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed by Fort Scott Community College to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 28, 2020 is $268,840.00

  • The estimated total number of students at Fort Scott Community College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and was enrolled in at least one on campus credit hour on March 13, 2020 is 912.  Students who have filed a FAFSA are receiving first consideration, pending further guidance for those who have not filed a FAFSA.

  • The total number of Fort Scott Community College students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) is 472.

  • The method used by Fort Scott Community College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is as follows:

    • Based on the total number of credit hours taken by qualified students, the amount is estimated to be about $40 per credit hour taken.

    • Per governmental guidelines CARES Act monies cannot be awarded to

      • High school students

      • Students enrolled in only online classes as of March 13, 2020

      • International students

      • DACA students

      • Students not making satisfactory academic progress

      • Non-degree seeking students.

 

  • Fort Scott Community College eligible students are required to apply for the CARES Act grant on the FSCC website.   Students who have not completed an application may go to http://www.fortscott.edu/COVID19ReliefApp to apply.  Applications are reviewed weekly and processed by date received.    Once awarded students are notified by their FSCC student email.