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CARES Act

What is the WSC Cares Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

Who is eligible for the JDRCC CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?

How much JDRCC CARES Act funding can I receive?

How are decisions being made?

How soon will I know if I received funding?

What is the WSU CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

The JDRCC CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is intended to assist students with urgent financial needs directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Needs may include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. This is federal funding that has been made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion relief package, was signed into law. The CARES Act has provided funding to colleges, career center and universities to assist students during the global crisis. On May 13, 2020 John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement committing intent to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As a result, on May 28th 2020 JDRCC received $7,570.00 to assist students to cover the cost of expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19.

JDRCC estimates we have a total of 25 Title IV Eligible students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of 6/30/20 11 Title IV Eligible students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act of $600.00 each.

Students will apply via our JDRCC CARES Application are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis to determine eligibility. The application is used to document that the student has expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Allowable expenses

• Food

• Housing

• Tuition/course supplies

• Child care

• Medical expenses

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