CARES Act Information for Students

Students may have questions regarding emergency relief funding made available as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress at the end of March.

Jackson College is waiting for information on how to distribute student funds. We have signed and returned the CARES Act Funding Certification and Agreement which is required before we can access the funds.  The College’s allocation to distribute to students is $1,946,067, which represents 50 percent of the stimulus allocation of $3,892,134.

As of 5/22/20 – Important information about these funds

  • It is estimated that during the Spring 2020 term 1,121 students at Jackson College are eligible to participate in Title IV programs and therefore are eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • As of this date the college has not yet distributed emergency funds to students.

What we know

We do know that we will receive the funds for students impacted by COVID-19. Students must be eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid in order to receive the emergency funds.  In order to be eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be a requirement for students to receive CARES Act student funding.

Enrolled students will be required to apply for Emergency Assistance by demonstrating a need that was caused by campus disruption due to COVID-19.   Examples of the types of expenses that could be funded through this emergency funding are child care, health care, mental health, food, textbooks/school supplies, utilities, housing, transportation and technology. Each student approved for this grant will receive $300.  The application form will be available in the near future.  Please check this webpage and your Jackson College email for updates.

Emergency fund grants will be available until the College’s allocation of $1,946,067 is depleted.

What can you do now?

  • Complete the FAFSA form if you have not already done so.
  • If you have questions on completing the form, contact our Student Services staff.
  • College officials are working daily to help answer these questions. Please watch your Jackson College e-mail or check the website for future updates.