May 27, 2020
Bevill State Community College will soon disburse the federal emergency financial assistance provided under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently approved by the U.S. Congress to students.
Bevill State received $1,321,420 to help students cover costs related to the disruption of college operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These may include expenses deemed eligible by the U.S. Department of Education such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
Students eligible for payments are degree-seeking students who were enrolled full- or part-time on or after March 16 for the Spring 2020 semester, filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and had an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) on file at Bevill State. The U.S. Department of Education encouraged institutions “to prioritize students with the greatest need” while also seeking to ensure that these funds are distributed as widely as possible.
The following student populations are not eligible for emergency funds: students who initially enrolled exclusively in distance education courses as of March 16, 2020; high school dual-enrollment students; non-degree-seeking students, and employees in workforce training programs at the College.
Bevill State students receiving CARES Act funds will receive an email regarding disbursement.
“Bevill State’s students have shown their resolve during this unusual time. I praise their flexibility and dedication to their education. Our hope that Bevill State students eligible for funds from the CARES Act will be able to apply these funds to alleviate any of the issues this pandemic caused to their educational path, be that child care costs, technology that was necessitated by remote learning, or materials to complete their coursework,” stated Bevill State Community College President Kim Ennis.