Alvin Community College students are now eligible to receive aid from $1.14 million the college was allocated from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).
Under the terms of the new stimulus law, the college will be able to issue Higher Education Emergency Relief Student Share funds which can be used by students for any expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
“So many of our students have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout from it,” ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht said. “We are relieved that the stimulus package allocated funds specifically to help those students who desperately need assistance.”
The stimulus package is in addition to the CARES Act funding approved by Congress in 2020.
The funding will be available over the next year until January 2022 or until all of the funds are used. Students enrolled in credit courses and selected continuing education courses are eligible for up to $800 in assistance based on their need. Dual Enrollment students are eligible for $500 in assistance based on their need.
ACC developed a plan to issue the funding based on guidance from Congress, U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
All students who have enrolled for the Spring 2021 semesters are encouraged to apply. This excludes students in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) undocumented students and international students.
Students who have yet to apply for Federal Student Aid are encouraged to do so.
Funding can be used for a variety of needs including food, housing, transportation, child care, health care, technology or tuition and fees.
Approved applications will be awarded on a first-come-first-received basis, until all funds are awarded or the end of the semester, whichever comes first.
Students will be able to apply online for the CARE fund at https://alvincollege.academicworks.com/opportunities/907.