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Federal Emergency Student Aid Funds at AACC

This page has been updated with current information as of June 30, 2021.

Federal emergency student aid funds at AACC include the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the exhausted 2020 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

Overview

2021 ARP: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFIII), allocated to AACC, $17,094,453 of which $8,779,172 can only be used for emergency financial aid grants to assist all students who are or were enrolled at AACC during the COVID-19 national emergency. Once the ARP Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the ARP Act, and to whom funds may be provided. These funds are available to AACC students, and do not require the completion of a FAFSA or Title IV financial aid eligibility. Emergency financial aid grants to students may be 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 childcare. These funds are prioritized for students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants or undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances.

2021 CRRSAA: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), allocated to AACC, $9,667,547 of which $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Once the CRRSAA Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CRRSAA Act, and to whom funds may be provided. These funds are prioritized for students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.

2020 CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act 2020 passed by Congress allocated to AACC, $4,315,345 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided. As of December 31, 2020, CARES Act emergency student aid was exhausted. See final and archived reports below for additional information and required reporting on the use of these funds.

ARP EMERGENCY AID INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act (2020 CARES ACT Funds) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. This Certification and Agreement also applies to the $8,779,172 in student emergency aid provided with the 2021 ARP funding.

2. On May 12, 2021, AACC received access to $8,779,172 in ARP supplemental funds for emergency financial aid grants to assist all students who are or were enrolled at AACC during the COVID-19 national emergency, regardless of whether they completed a FAFSA or are eligible for Title IV financial aid, with priority given to students with exceptional need.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under ARP for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: $0

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under ARP for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: 30,068.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under ARP for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: 0

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the ARP:  Methods currently under development. 

CRRSAA ACT EMERGENCY AID INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act (2020 CARES ACT Funds) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. This Certification and Agreement also applies to the $2,157,673 in student emergency aid provided with the 2021 CRRSAA funding.

2. On January 17, 2021 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in CRRSAA funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with their cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under CRRSAA for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: $314,700, cumulative total distributed as of June 30, 2021: $1,948,600.

4.  The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CRRSAA for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: 30,068, cumulative total as of June 30: 30,068.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under CRRSAA for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: 228, cumulative total as of June 30, 2021: 2,361.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under CRRSAA.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria:

Spring 2021

  • Enrolled in credit courses in the Spring 2021 semester
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $10,000
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $300 if enrolled in 5 or less credits
    • $600 if enrolled in 6 – 8 credits
    • $900 if enrolled in 9 – 11 credits  
    • $1,200 if enrolled in 12 or more credits

c. Posting of CRRSAA emergency student aid grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to the student’s address of record.

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant and have qualifying emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2020-21 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by AACC students impacted by coronavirus. Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed March 11, 2021.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining emergency student aid funds are exhausted.


CRRSA Act (HEERF II Funds) Report(s)

Below you will find our previous reports to the public for the CRRSA Act.

March 1, 2021

Federal Emergency Student Aid Funds at AACC

This page has been updated with current information as of March 1, 2021.

Federal emergency student aid funds at AACC include the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the exhausted 2020 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

OVERVIEW

2021 CRRSAA: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), allocated to AACC, $9,667,547 of which $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Once the CRRSAA Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CRRSAA Act, and to whom funds may be provided. These funds are prioritized for students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants. Final reporting guidance has not been released by the Department of Education for the 2021 CRRSAA funding therefore this page will be updated as additional guidance is released.

2020 CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act 2020 passed by Congress allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided. As of December 31, 2020, CARES Act emergency student aid was exhausted. See archived reports below for additional information and required reporting on the use of these funds.

CRRSAA ACT EMERGENCY AID INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act (2020 CARES ACT Funds) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. This Certification and Agreement also applies to the $2,157,673 in student emergency aid provided with the 2021 CRRSAA funding.

2. On January 17, 2021 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in CRRSAA funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with their cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under CRRSAA as of March 1, 2021: $0. (Initial disbursement anticipated for March 11, 2021)

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under CRRSAA as of March 1, 2021: 0.

5. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students qualify to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under CRRSAA.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2021

  • Enrolled in credit courses in the Spring 2021 semester
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $10,000
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $300 if enrolled in 5 or less credits
    • $600 if enrolled in 6 – 8 credits
    • $900 if enrolled in 9 – 11 credits  
    • $1,200 if enrolled in 12 or more credits

c. Posting of CRRSAA emergency student aid grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to the student’s address of record.

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant and have qualifying emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2020-21 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student impacted by coronavirus. Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed March 11, 2021.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining emergency student aid funds are exhausted. 

Quarter Report: Mar. 31, 2021

Federal Emergency Student Aid Funds at AACC

This page has been updated with current information as of March 31, 2021.

Federal emergency student aid funds at AACC include the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the exhausted 2020 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

OVERVIEW

2021 CRRSAA: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), allocated to AACC, $9,667,547 of which $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Once the CRRSAA Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CRRSAA Act, and to whom funds may be provided. These funds are prioritized for students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants. Final reporting guidance has not been released by the Department of Education for the 2021 CRRSAA funding therefore this page will be updated as additional guidance is released.

2020 CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act 2020 passed by Congress allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided. As of December 31, 2020, CARES Act emergency student aid was exhausted. See archived reports below for additional information and required reporting on the use of these funds.

CRRSAA ACT EMERGENCY AID INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act (2020 CARES ACT Funds) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. This Certification and Agreement also applies to the $2,157,673 in student emergency aid provided with the 2021 CRRSAA funding.

2. On January 17, 2021 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in CRRSAA funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students with their cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under CRRSAA as of March 31, 2021: $1,633,900.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CRRSAA Act as of March 31: 3,158.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under CRRSAA as of March 31, 2021: 2,133.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students qualify to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under CRRSAA.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria:

Spring 2021

  • Enrolled in credit courses in the Spring 2021 semester
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $10,000
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $300 if enrolled in 5 or less credits
    • $600 if enrolled in 6 – 8 credits
    • $900 if enrolled in 9 – 11 credits  
    • $1,200 if enrolled in 12 or more credits

c. Posting of CRRSAA emergency student aid grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to the student’s address of record.

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant and have qualifying emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2020-21 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student impacted by coronavirus. Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed March 11, 2021.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining emergency student aid funds are exhausted.


CARES Act (HEERF I Funds) Reports

Below you will find our previous reports to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

May 2020

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

May 14, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus”.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CARES Act as of May 14, 2020: $0 (Initial award disbursement anticipated May 21, 2020).

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 0 as of May 14, 2020 (Initial award disbursement anticipated May 21, 2020).

5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:  3,755 as of May 14, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC.  A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record on May 21, 2020.   

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-20 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed. Check back May 21, 2020.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

June 2020

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

June 1, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus”.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CARES Act as of June 1, 2020: $1,559,400.

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 1,851 as of June 1, 2020.

5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,419 as of June 1, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC.  A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record on May 21, 2020.   

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-20 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

July 2020

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

July 1, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus”.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CARES Act as of July 1, 2020: $1,559,840.

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 1,853 as of July 1, 2020.

5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 3,162 as of July 1, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC.  A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record on May 21, 2020.   

d. Students who do not receive an initial grant who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-20 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

August 2020

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

Aug. 1, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. 

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus”.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CARES Act as of Aug. 1, 2020: $1,736,940.

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2101 as of Aug. 1, 2020.

5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 3400 as of Aug. 1, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act. 

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020 
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:   
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits    

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC.  A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record. 

d. Students who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-20 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

September 2020

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

Sept. 1, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students. 

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus”.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CARES Act as of Sept. 1, 2020: $1,749,440.

4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2118 as of Sept. 1, 2020.

5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 3400 as of Sept. 1, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act. 

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020 
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:   
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits    

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC.  A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record. 

d. Students who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-20 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

Quarter Report: Sept. 30, 2020

Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funds at AACC

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress has allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided.

In accordance with the CARES Act and the written guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education the college is required to provide the following information to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act updated every calendar quarter.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

Sept. 30, 2020

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.”

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of Sept. 30, 2020: $2,063,287.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 4,853 students as of Sept. 30, 2020.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,558 students as of Sept. 30, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020 
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:   
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

Fall 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for fall 2020, determined as of Sept. 16, 2020 
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for students living with parents and for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record.

d. Students who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted. 

Quarter Report: Dec. 31, 2020

Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funds at AACC

Final Report - Quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020: Final report includes all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion funds.

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress has allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided.

In accordance with the CARES Act and the written guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education the college is required to provide the following information to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act updated every calendar quarter.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

Dec. 31, 2020

Final Report - Quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020: Final report includes all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for Section 8004(a)(1) Student Portion funds.

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.”

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of Dec. 31, 2020: $2,157,673.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 4,853 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,682 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020 
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:   
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

Fall 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for fall 2020, determined as of Sept. 16, 2020 
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for students living with parents and for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record.

d. Students who have qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus are encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses. A student should first check the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 financial aid section of his/her MyAACC account to see whether an award has been made before submitting an appeal. Appeals may be submitted by a currently enrolled student for qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted. 

Quarter Report 2: Dec. 31, 2020

Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funds at AACC

Report was revised on Feb. 4, 2021 to align with HEERF Annual Reporting Data Collection requirements. In addition, due to the receipt of additional funds in January 2021, this is no longer the final report. Information reported is as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress has allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided.

In accordance with the CARES Act and the written guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education the college is required to provide the following information to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act updated every calendar quarter.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.”

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of Dec. 31, 2020: $2,194,437.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 6,127 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,734 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits  
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020 
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:   
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

Fall 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for fall 2020, determined as of Sept. 16, 2020 and again on Nov. 16, 2020. 
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC 
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding 
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for students living with parents and for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record.

d. Students with qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus were encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020. Awards resulting from appeals were funded on a first come first serve basis until student emergency aid funds were exhausted. The appeal is now closed. 

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted. 

Quarter Report: Mar. 31, 2021

Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funds at AACC

Quarterly report for period ending Mar. 31, 2021 includes all CARES Act (HEERF I) fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion funds. All funds were expended as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress has allocated to AACC, $4,315,346 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided.

In accordance with the CARES Act and the written guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education the college is required to provide the following information to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act updated every calendar quarter.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.”

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of Dec. 31, 2020: $2,194,437.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 6,127 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,734 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits 
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

Fall 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for fall 2020, determined as of Sept. 16, 2020 and again on Nov. 16, 2020.
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for students living with parents and for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record.

d. Students with qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus were encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020. Awards resulting from appeals were funded on a first come first serve basis until student emergency aid funds were exhausted. The appeal is now closed.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.

Quarter Report: June 30, 2021 (Final Report)

Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funds at AACC

Final Report - Quarter ending June 30, 2021: Confirmation that the final report on Dec. 31, 2020 is accurate and complete. All student funds were expended as of Dec. 31, 2020. No additional quarterly reporting is required.

Overview

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress has allocated to AACC, $4,315,345 of which 50% or $2,157,673 can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.” Once the CARES Act was passed into law, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to the college on how to implement the CARES Act, and to whom funds may be provided.

In accordance with the CARES Act and the written guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education the college is required to provide the following information to the public under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act updated every calendar quarter.

CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID REQUIRED INFORMATION

1. On April 15, 2020, AACC signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Certification and Agreement with assurances that the college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.

2. On May 14, 2020 AACC received access to $2,157,673 in funds that can only be used for emergency student aid to assist eligible students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus.”

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of Dec. 31, 2020: $2,194,437.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 6,127 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 2,734 students as of Dec. 31, 2020.

6. The following method(s) will be used by AACC to determine which students are entitled to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. The student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the information contained therein will be used to determine if a student satisfies the eligibility criteria in Section 484 of Title IV Higher Education Act.

b. Upon a determination of eligibility described above, an award of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant will be conditioned on a student fulfilling the following criteria: 

Spring 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits as of May 14, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents.
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:  
    • $800 if enrolled in 6 – 11 credits 
    • $900 if enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • An eligible student who satisfies the above criteria and who had a child or children regularly attending the daytime sessions at the AACC Child Development Center (CDC) at the time of the College closure in Spring 2020, will receive an additional award:
    • $175 for part-time CDC participants
    • $200 for full-time CDC participants

Summer 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for summer 2020, determined as of July 9, 2020
  • Have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in an amount under their estimated Cost of Attendance
    • $14,252 for students living with parents
    • $21,875 for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

Fall 2020

  • Enrolled in six or more credits for fall 2020, determined as of Sept. 16, 2020 and again on Nov. 16, 2020.
  • Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with AACC
  • Students who have not previously received CARES Act funding
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 for students living with parents and for students not with parents
  • Eligible students meeting the above criteria will be awarded the following grant:
    • $700 if enrolled in 6 or more credits

c. Posting of CARES award of grants can be viewed in MyAACC (Menu > Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Aid). When the college issues an award to an eligible student an e-mail will be sent to the student’s AACC email account directing the student to MyAACC (student portal). A check for the amount of the award(s) will be mailed directly to student’s address of record.

d. Students with qualifying expenses related to the disruption of college operations due to coronavirus were encouraged to submit an individual appeal for their qualifying expenses incurred after March 13, 2020. Awards resulting from appeals were funded on a first come first serve basis until student emergency aid funds were exhausted. The appeal is now closed.

Applications will be accepted after initial awards are disbursed.

Awards resulting from an appeal will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student emergency aid funds are exhausted.