Cares Act Updates - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Cleveland Community College

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

Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated: May 21, 2020

Cleveland Community College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to offer CARES Act Grants to our students. The College’s total allocation received for CARES Act funding for students is $607,287, all of which will be granted to students. At this time, no grants have been awarded or disbursed to students. However, the College estimates we have approximately 900 students eligible for this funding.

Federal CARES Act Distribution Guidelines

  • A curriculum student must have been enrolled in at least one seated curriculum course as of March 6, 2020 for the spring 2020 semester.
  • A curriculum student must be deemed Title IV eligible as defined by Sec. 484 of the Higher Education Authority by satisfying the following criteria:
    • Be enrolled in a degree, diploma, or eligible certificate program;
    • Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary education;
    • Be making satisfactory academic progress;
    • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans;
    • Not be in default on Title IV loans;
    • Be a U.S. citizen, or national, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen;
    • Have Selective Service registration verified
  • Students are not required to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file at the College.
  • Students are not required to complete a separate application for CARES Act Grant funding. The College will make this determination by verifying each enrolled student.
  • Payment will be made to eligible students by check, which will be mailed to the address as listed in the student record. Students may verify their address on record via the MyCleveland, Self-Service, or AVISO account. Students may email if address changes are required.
  • Checks will be mailed to eligible students during the week of July 6, 2020.