COVID-19 Emergency Funding FAQ

Similar to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are federal acts providing financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These federal programs include the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II and HEERF III) which allocates money to colleges and universities including CBC, and a portion of that allocation is for students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

If you’re an eligible CBC student, you can apply for HEERF funds via the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Application.

The fall 2021 application will close October 28. Information about the winter 2022 application is coming soon!

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Just visit the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund application to apply today!

Using a shared computer? You'll want to be sure you're logged in to your CBC email before visiting the application.

All students enrolled in fall quarter 2021 who have experienced exceptional need due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply!

This is updated from previous, more limited guidance. As of summer quarter, all students have been eligible to apply, including U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, refugees, asylum seekers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students, other DREAMers and similar undocumented students.

The CBC Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Emergency Fund. Visit the CBC Foundation Emergency Need Fund Application Page today!

The fall 2021 application will close Oct. 28. If you haven't applied yet, we encourage you to do so now!

The 2021 application will be open for one quarter at a time. If you enroll in a future quarter, please check back later to apply within that quarter.

Yes, you are welcome to reapply every quarter! We are doing everything we can to accommodate additional funding requests from eligible students. 

HEERF funds are intended to cover costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic that might disrupt your education such as childcare, course materials, housing, food, tuition, utilities, healthcare or technology.
If you’re eligible, you may receive one award of up to $2000 per quarter.  

We are doing our best to respond to all applications within 14 business days. Due to application volume, response times may vary.

We appreciate your patience and ask that you continue to monitor your CBC student email for updates.

Questions? Email%20us!

No. Funding is disbursed directly to YOU, the student! You'll be responsible for paying your tuition once you receive the funds. It's also important to note that any emergency relief funds issued to you may not cover your full tuition balance. If you have questions about your payment options, please contact Hawk Central.

No, this is a grant that does not need to be repaid.
No, these funds will not reduce or replace any financial aid you've been awarded.
No. The IRS has advised that emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act are not taxable and should not be included in gross income. Additionally, you cannot claim any deduction or credit for expenses paid with the grant. For more information, visit the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act webpage.
The CBC Food Pantry is continuing to serve students during our remote operations. You can view information on the food pantry and other services for students on our Available Services page.


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