Publish Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:16:05 -0700
Students who were enrolled at Crafton Hills College in spring 2020 and who met federal requirements received federal relief funds awarded to the College. The Federal Emergency Relief Grant, commonly known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides funding to the College to address the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus.
“Our students and college operations have been adversely impacted due to the pandemic,” said Dr. Delmy Spencer, Vice President of Student Services. “We are grateful for this funding. The CARES Act gave Crafton the opportunity to provide students free technology, food and other essential support services to help them continue their education. It is more important than ever that we help our students stay in college, earn their degrees, and build a better future for themselves and our community.”
Crafton Hills College has been allocated a total of $1,933,930 of which $966,965, was used to provide direct emergency financial aid grants to students. Grant awards ranged from $600 to $1,700 depending on the number of units in which a student was enrolled, along with other qualifying criteria. Funds were awarded automatically to eligible students and disbursed through the College’s financial aid department in June. “Thanks to the CARES ACT we were able to reach out to our neediest students and help them with related expenses from COVID 19. I have heard the tiniest help makes a world of difference for our students,” said John Muskavitch, Director of Financial Aid.
Crafton is working to secure other funding for students currently enrolled who are not eligible for the federal relief grant. “We are committed to supporting all students,” continued Spencer. “Thanks to the CHC Foundation and our generous donors, we have been able to provide emergency assistance funding to help additional students.”
If you would like to support the CHC Foundation Emergency Assistance program, please consider a donation to the college Foundation.