CARES Act Emergency Student Aid
Navarro College CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid
Many students are experiencing unexpected expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to distribute emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. As stated in the Certification and Agreement of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid, the following information must appear to the public 30 days after April 22, 2020, when Navarro College received its allocation under 18004(a)(1), and update this information 45 days after that:
- On April 14, 2020, Navarro College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement that the institution intends to use, 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.
- Navarro College received $2,050,823 from the Department of Education under the institution’s Certificate and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- As of May 18, 2020, Navarro College distributed $410,124 in Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a) of the CARES Act.
- A total of 3,128 students at Navarro College are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Five hundred six (506) students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- To determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants, Navarro College established the following criteria:
- Navarro College students who attended a face-to-face class as of March 6, 2020. Students who attended exclusively online as of this date are not eligible.
- Title IV eligible enrolled students. This is determined by having a filed and processed 2019-2020 FAFSA to Navarro College by May 13, 2020. You do not have to qualify for a financial aid award but must have a FAFSA on file to determine Title IV eligibility. The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act include but are not limited to the following:
- U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen
- a valid Social Security number
- registration with Selective Service (if the student is male)
- a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
- Financial Need based on 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 child care).
- Navarro College has three rounds of emergency grant aid applications to distribute to eligible students in May, July, and November. Awards are based on the number of applications, total amounts requested, emergency aid available for each round, and priority of funds are given to students currently enrolled and/or the degree to completion.
- Students eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants received an e-mail on May 4, 2020, with information posted on http://info.navarrocollege.edu/caresact.