CARES Act Grant
To address the needs created in these unprecedented and challenging times, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to get support to college students in need of relief as quickly as possible. Funding is prioritized to help cover your expenses related to the disruptions of campus operations due to coronavirus.To be eligible for a CARES Act grant, students must be enrolled in a Associate degree or credit certificate program at Westchester Community College and must have:
- completed a FAFSA and met Title IV Federal Financial Aid eligibility requirements (US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and in good academic standing-New students are automatically in good academic standing)
- incurred additional expenses due to the closure of campus operations due to COVID-19
- enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester
Award amount for full-time students (12 or more credits) will be $700 and award amount for part-time students (fewer than 12 credits) will be $350.
Grant requests will be reviewed and processed as received and awards will be made until funds are exhausted. Award recipients will be notified and will receive a check at their home address for the total amount of their award.
Once awarded, the CARES Act Grant will be applied to your financial aid but not your student account through the Bursar.