As of 1/7/2021 we paid 711 students for a total of $952,700.00.
This left us 14,265.00 or 47 additional students at $300.00 each (total of $14,100.00) with $165.00 left over. 
Grand total will be 758 students with a total of $966,800.00.

Program Information

The CARES Act Emergency Financial Assistance program at Crafton Hills College provides some relief from the economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this funding is to provide financial relief to students who have experienced loss of income or added expenses because of the pandemic. The amount of CARES funding that institutions received is primarily based on the number of high-need students enrolled. 

Under the CARES ACT, Crafton Hills College has been allocated a total of $1,933,930. In compliance with the college’s signed Certification and Agreement with the Department of Education and under Section 18004(a)(1), no less than 50 percent of these funds, or $966,965, will be used to provide direct Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Unfortunately, there is not enough money from the federal government for all our students, so we will be focusing on making sure our neediest students who meet federal requirements for these funds are supported first.

These grants will range based on a student's financial need and the number of units they were enrolled in this past spring 2020. We know that many students' financial needs will extend beyond the current semester.

We are committed to supporting students who have acute financial needs, including providing similar direct payments for undocumented students who are not eligible for CARES Act funding. Students may also be eligible for other federal funds from the CARES Act, as part of its Assistance for American Workers and Families program. View the full Consumer Financial Protection Bureau guide to COVID-19 economic stimulus relief funds and see what steps you can take to access funds if you haven't already.

Student Eligibility

Federal regulations require schools to confirm that a student receiving any CARES Act meets the following requirements:

  1. Students must have been enrolled in classes in the spring 2020 semester on March 13th, 2020.
  2. Students must be eligible to receive federal financial aid and must:
    • Be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
    • Have a valid Social Security number
    • Registered with the Selective Service, if you are a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
    • Not be in default on a federal student loan
    • Not owe money on a federal student grant
    • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher and 67% completion rate
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Be enrolled in a Programs leading to a degree or certificate

How much emergency grant money will a student receive?

Grant amounts vary by student based on the number of units that a student was enrolled in as of March 13, 2020.

  • $600 - enrolled in 0.5 to 5.5 units (Less than half-time)
  • $1,000 - enrolled in 6 to 8.5 units (Half-Time).
  • $1,400 - enrolled in 9 to 11.5 units (More than half time).
  • $1,700 - enrolled in 12 or more units (Full Time).

Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant

All correspondence will be sent to your SBCCD email account, make sure to check it on a regular basis. The Office of Financial Aid is working diligently to disburse HEERF emergency financial aid grants to eligible students as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Funds will be awarded automatically to eligible students and disbursed through Bank Mobile.