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Spring 2020 CARES Act Emergency Fund Distribution Proposal for Central Virginia Community College: COVID-19 Outbreak Relief

Disbursement of CARES Act Funds

CVCC is pleased to announce the college has received $908,909 in federal CARES Act funding to award to students whose educational progress has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this amount, a total of $908,908 has now been awarded to both full and part-time CVCC students.  

Dean of Enrollment Management, Michael Farris said, "We are fully committed to our students’ ability to continue their academic progress and thankful for the role the CARES Act money will play in supporting that vital mission. We are strongly encouraging our students to use these funds to offset their incurred expenses caused by the pandemic.”  

CVCC has completed its plan for disbursing the aid as approved by the Virginia Community College System office (VCCS) in Richmond, VA.  It was determined that CARES Act aid allowed CVCC to provide funding to 854 half-time or greater and 88 less than half-time students who met the criteria for support for a total of 942 students being helped. Qualifying students enrolled at least half-time, with a FAFSA EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of less than 23,617 received $1,028.23, and qualifying students enrolled less than half-time received awards of $350.00.

“CVCC acknowledges the financial burden incurred by a majority of students during the 2019-2020 school year, and we encourage our students to continue to pursue their academic and career goals,” said Christopher Bryant, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “We remain confident in our ability to provide an affordable and accessible education to our students to prepare them for the next step of their educational and career pathway.”

Using information provided on the student's FAFSA application, CVCC administered the federally directed aid to students who: 1. were non-dual enrolled students, 2. who were not exclusively online as of March 13, 2020, 3. demonstrated Title IV eligibility under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and 4. had an expected family contribution (EFC) less than or equal to $23,616.

The college has now fully distributed the funding as fairly and equitably as possible to benefit the greatest number of students as required by the legislation.  

The qualified students should begin receiving their awards in the coming week.  

For more information please call the CVCC Financial Aid office at 434-832-7814

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