Eastern Florida State Providing Emergency Grants Through CARES Act, After Receiving $4 Million

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Funding is limited and not guaranteed

Eastern Florida State College has received $4.4 million in emergency grant funding that will be provided to students impacted by COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES.)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College has received $4.4 million in emergency grant funding that will be provided to students impacted by COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES.)

The funding is to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Funding is limited and not guaranteed, but the college hopes to assist as many students as possible.

“The pandemic has had a profound impact on EFSC students and we hope the individual grants will give them some economic relief during this turbulent period,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.

“It’s part of our continuing effort to do everything possible to help students in every way we can.”

Student Emergency CARES Grant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the general student financial aid eligibility requirements, have been registered in at least one Spring 2020 class (excluding Minimester A classes) or enrolled for Summer 2020, and have submitted a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students can still submit the FAFSA at fafsa.gov through June 30.

Under federal criteria, the following students are not eligible:

• Dual-enrolled, international and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students

• Students in the online Bachelor of Nursing program, transient students and non-degree students

• Students with ineligible Satisfactory Academic Progress status

EFSC students should log in to the myEFSC Student Services Portal and use the CARES Act Student Emergency Funding link to determine eligibility and to apply online.

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