CARES Act Information for New College Students

The application period has now closed.
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  1. Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 allows for funds used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. 
  2. Accordingly, the College has developed an application so that students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations can apply for funds.  As funds are limited, requests are being limited to $1,000 or less. 
  3. The application period will be March 1, 2021 through March 15, 2021.  The application may be found here
  4. In order to document compliance with the CRRSAA requirements, there are some general qualification which include: Students must have a FASFA on file or be FASFA eligible; must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; must have a valid SSN; must have registered with the Selective Service if male, have a high school diploma or GED, are some common qualifiers.  Students who don’t qualify for CRRSAA funding are encouraged to complete the Application as other funding may be available to assist in meeting the student’s needs.
  5. The online application will be initially available for two weeks. At the close of the two-week period, we will evaluate and assess volume, and fund availability.
    • We will match the CRRSAA allocation with student funding needs as provided in the application greater than $1,000. First consideration will be given to Pell students, need must be based on the impact of COVID-19 caused by disruption of campus operations.
    • Students may allocate some or all of the funds requested be used to pay towards their outstanding balance on their student account with New College.
  6. Students will be notified as to the results of the Application process and when to expect funds. If their application is denied, they will be provided the reason, and details on the appeals process.