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CARES Act Funding for Students

Are you an SSCC student with financial hardship related to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak? You may qualify for a federal CARES Act grant, which provides emergency funding to college students. SSCC will respond to your request within 5 business days after submitting the application.

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If you would rather submit a printed copy of the form, download the CARES Act Emergency Grant Application, and mail the completed form to the Financial Aid Office at 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

What is the CARES Act?

The CARES Act is federal legislation that was passed by the United States Congress in March 2020. It provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

The college has received federal funding to be given to eligible students. Funds can be used for COVID-19-related expenses including technology, food, housing, health care, or child care. This money is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.

Who is eligible?

All SSCC students who were enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester and are eligible to receive federal financial aid (even if you did not actually receive an aid award). If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you mostly likely are eligible. If you are not sure if you qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 800-628-7722, Ext. 2610 or financialaid@sscc.edu.

How do I apply?

Please complete the SSCC CARES Act Emergency Grant Application. Awarding of funds will be made on a case-by-case basis. SSCC will respond to your request within 5 business days after submitting the application. There is no deadline to apply.

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If you would rather submit a printed copy of the form, download the CARES Act Emergency Grant Application, and mail the completed form to the Financial Aid Office at 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

CARES Act FAQs

What kinds of expenses are allowable?

Funds can be used for COVID-19-related expenses including technology, food, housing, health care, or child care.

How much can I apply for?

Award amounts are determined on a case by case basis based on the information provided on the application.

Would receiving this funding impact my financial aid?

No, this fund will not impact or replace financial aid..

Can I apply for funding more than once?

Yes, students can apply each term, on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to students asking for available funding for the first time. Funding may be distributed each term starting immediately and until Fall 2021, or until funds run out. This will depend on the number of students who apply each term.