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CARES Act Information

 

  • We recognize that many Savannah Technical College students have experienced financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 crisis. A provision of the CARES Act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), specifically provides money to colleges and universities to assist with COVID-19-related expense and give direct aid to students most in need during this difficult time.
  • Savannah Technical College signed and returned the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on 20 April 2020. Savannah Technical College intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Savannah Technical College has received $1,628,542 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. As of 31 Dec 20, $1,564,550 had been distributed directly to students.
  • STC CARES Institutional Quarterly Reporting 09/30/2020
  • STC CARES Institutional Quarterly Reporting 12/31/2020
  • Savannah Technical College will make several distributions for funds to ensure the maximum number of students receive assistance.
  • Term Total Students Total Amount
    Spring 2020 2,804 $1,001,750
    Summer 2020 625 $187,500
    Fall 2020 1,251 $375,300
  • The first distribution took place the week of 26 May and $1,001,750 was disbursed to 2,804 students. The amounts distributed for the first distribution were $500 for each full-time student and $250 or each part-time student based on the following criteria:
    • Be enrolled at the College on or after 13 March for the Spring Semester 2020.
    • Not enrolled as a High School Dual Enrollment, Transient, Special Admit or tuition exempt Student
    • Must have been enrolled in at least one originally scheduled face-to-face class.
    • Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Two additional distributions took place during the Summer and Fall semesters. These distributions provided funds for eligible students enrolled in the Summer or Fall Semester who met the following criteria:
    • Submitted a FAFSA for this academic year
    • Title IV eligible
    • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • Not enrolled as a High School Dual Enrollment, Transient, Special Admit or tuition exempt Student
  • For the Summer and Fall Semester distributions, students were required to complete an application attesting that they have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 crisis. All students meeting the criteria were notified via STC email with instructions to complete the application. Once the application was found to be adequate, the eligible students were awarded $300.
  • For Summer 2020 Semester 625 students were awarded CARES act funding for a total distribution of $187,500.
  • For Fall 2020 Semester 1,251 eligible students were awarded CARES act funding for a total distribution of $375,300.
  • In an effort to ensure students were aware of the emergency grant, and to be as transparent as possible, along with this posting on the Savannah Technical College webpage, communications have been provided to students through their student email.