CARES Act Report – Student Aid

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Wor-Wic Community College received education stabilization funds designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students. Subsequent legislation – the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) – authorized additional funding for HEERF.  Pursuant to guidance issued by the Department of Education, we are providing information about the funds we have received, and how, and to whom, we have distributed them.

Certification

Wor-Wic Community College has signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement to receive money from the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and ARPA. It intends to use no less than fifty percent of the funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare).

CARES Act Report (HEERF I)

Funds Received and Awarded

Wor-Wic Community College received $930,447.00 from the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As of September 30, 2021, Wor-Wic has distributed $930,447.00  in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students from the CARES Act.

Total Students Awarded

There are approximately 2,700 students eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from the CARES Act and as of September 30, 2021 there were 862 students that received funds.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CARES Act, students must:

  • Fill out an application at https://worwic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1465
  • Complete or be eligible to complete the FAFSA
  • Be registered during the spring, summer or fall of 2020
  • Students were notified of the funds via email on May 4, 2020 and June 25, 2020.

CRRSAA Report (HEERF II)

Funds Received and Awarded

Wor-Wic Community College received $930,447.00 from CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As of September 30, 2021, Wor-Wic has distributed $930,447.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students from CRRSAA.

Total Students Awarded

There are approximately 3,421 students eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from CRRSAA and as of September 30, 2021 there were 1,390 students that received funds.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under CRRSAA, students must:

CRRSAA Batch Award Amounts Spring and Summer 2021
EFC Range FT QT HT LTHT
0-2499 $550.00 $500.00 $450.00 $400.00
2500-4999 $500.00 $450.00 $400.00 $350.00
5000-7499 $450.00 $400.00 $350.00 $300.00
7500-9999 $400.00 $350.00 $300.00 $250.00
10000-14000 $350.00 $300.00 $250.00 $200.00

ARPA Report (HEERF III)

Funds Received and Awarded

Wor-Wic Community College received $3,640,159 from ARPA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As of September 30, 2021, Wor-Wic has distributed $4,250 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students from ARPA.

Total Students Awarded

There are approximately 3,421 students eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from ARPA and as of September 30, 2021 3 students have received funds. On October 11, 2021  Wor-Wic Community College will disburse almost $760,000 in ARPA funds to over 800 students.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under ARPA, students must:

  • Fill out an application at https://worwic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1666 or meet the EFC and enrollment requirements for batch awarding
  • Be registered during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 award year
  • Students were notified of the funds via email on August 4, 2021 and September 22, 2021.