Patrick Henry Community College to distribute CARES Act funds to students

Published: May. 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM EDT
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Patrick Henry Community College will begin distributing funding provided by the CARES Act to eligible students.

The college sent notices to nearly 900 students telling them to expect a check. Emergency Financial Aid Grants are distributed to eligible students.

PHCC received $741,862 from the CARES Act, 100 percent of which will go to students.

The CARES Act pledged more than $6 billion to colleges and universities to help students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This money will be a huge help to our students –and for some, it will be meeting a critical need – as such, our team is working to get the money into our students’ hands as quickly as possible,” says PHCC’s President Dr. Angeline Godwin.

Eligibility is based on a number of factors, including FAFSA completion. Students who have not completed the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 school year have until May 26 to do so.

Another important eligibility factor is whether the student was enrolled in at least one face-to-face class and at least six credit hours at PHCC on March 13, 2020. For a complete list of eligibility requirements,

Eligible students should expect a check or direct deposit of more than $500 within the next few weeks.

Students who were eligible for this spring funding will also receive a smaller disbursement if they take summer classes and a third when they take fall classes.

In addition to student aid, PHCC expects to receive institutional funding, which will be used to offset any fiscal challenges caused by the pandemic.

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