Tri-County aims to provide support to our students who need access to emergency funding during these extraordinary times. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act there is access to new funding that aims to address many needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CARES Act provides fast and direct financial assistance to individuals and families suffering economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colleges and universities are required to use CARES Act funds to provide grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their education due to COVID-19, including things like course materials and technology, as well as food, housing, health care and childcare
Tri-County Technical College has received $2.1 million in CARES Act funding, which will be dispersed immediately to eligible students. To be eligible for CARES Act grants, students must meet the following criteria:
DACA, dual enrollment, transient, non-degree and I-BEST students are not eligible for CARES Act grants.
If you are deemed eligible based on the above criteria, the following amount will be received based on the below groupings:
OTHER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS
If you are not eligible for CARES Act funds or have expenses that exceed what the CARES Act can provide, emergency student funds may be available through Tri-County Technical College. Please complete this online request and a Tri-County team member will work with you to identify any available support resources.
Students who receive a CARES Act grant are encouraged to save the money to help pay for summer and fall expenses to remain on track academically. However, use of the funds is entirely at the student’s discretion. If you need assistance with budgeting, our Money Management Center is available to help. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Public Disclosure and Reporting Requirements
Tri-County Technical College has signed and returned to the Education Department the Certification and Agreement assuring that we will used at least 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.