CARES Act Funding

CARES ACT Relief Funds for Summer 2021

CAC is no longer accepting new applications for Summer 2021 CARES ACT funding.

Please check back for updated information regarding Fall 2021 funding opportunities.


Summer 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

  • -CAC students must have been enrolled in at least three (3) credits in the Summer 2021 semester and completed the CAC CARES Relief application.  This included high school/dual-credit students.

Students may have received a maximum of $700 in the Summer 2021 semester.  Students should ensure a delivery preference in BankMobile has been selected.

If you have questions, please email CARES@centralaz.edu.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

You may be eligible for a CAC CARES Relief award, a CAC CARES Award, or a CAC CARES Veteran and Military Services award.

Central Arizona College (CAC) has determined three specific types of funding for the Spring 2021 semester as outlined below.  All funds will be available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • ·    Degree Seeking- including high school students
  • ·    Registered for 3+ credits
  • ·    In good academic standing (CAC runs Satisfactory Academic Progress reports on all students not just those receiving financial aid).
  • ·    US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • ·    Please note that CAC will fund any current or past student who may have become eligible based upon guidance from the US Department of Education as of May 2021.  Students who are deemed eligible will be automatically awarded and notified via email.  This does not include any application-based CARES award.

Complete your FAFSA to determine if your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) makes you eligible for CAC CARES Award dollars.

ꔷ Complete your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for CAC CARES Award dollars.
ꔷ Expanded eligibility; fill out a CAC CARES Relief application to see if you now qualify.
ꔷ Make sure your delivery preference in BankMobile has been selected.

If you are not receiving VA Education benefits, see what is available to you and if you are eligible for CAC CARES Veteran and Military Services dollars by clicking HERE.  You may be eligible for a CAC CARES Relief award, a CAC CARES Award, or a CAC CARES Veteran and Military Services award.

Awards

  • CAC CARES Relief: based on application indicating financial need as a result of COVID-19.
  • CAC CARES Award: based on Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) according to most current FAFSA on file. No application required.
    • · $700 will be awarded to all students who meet the criteria listed above and have an EFC of $0-$1400.
    • · $500 will be awarded to all students who meet the criteria listed above and have an EFC of $1401-$5766.  $5766 is the highest EFC a student can have and still be awarded aid based on guidance from the Department of Education for full time students.
  • CAC CARES Veteran and Military Services Award: based on registration with the CAC Veteran & Military Services Office.

Many students will automatically qualify for a CAC Cares Award.  Please be sure to check your student and personal email regularly for communications regarding awards.

To ensure you receive your maximum potential award, please review the following:

·     ALL students, including high school seniors, should complete a FAFSA application to determine if your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) makes you eligible for CAC CARES Award dollars.

·     If you are not receiving VA Education benefits, see what is available to you and if you are eligible for CAC CARES Veteran and Military Services dollars by clicking HERE.

·     Complete a CAC CARES Relief application to see if you qualify for an expanded award.

Maximum award for any 1 student during a semester is $1400.

If you have questions, please email CARES@centralaz.edu.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

What is the CARES Act?

The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and directs institutions of higher education to use funds received under the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

All remaining CARES Act funding has been expended and CAC is no longer accepting new applications for funding.

Approved funds will be placed on the student ledger for a brief holding period and disbursed through Bank Mobile according to the student’s selected method.  The funds cannot remain on the account to cover any balance, so the student must be able to accept the funds.

If you have any questions, please email cares@centralaz.edu.


Ensure that Central Arizona College has your correct information:

ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES

Update your mailing address, phone number, and email in your Student Portal located at www.centralaz.edu/student-portal. Upon log-in, click My Profile>My Information>Personal>Request Change and enter the information you would like to change on your record.

BANKMOBILE (FOR DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDED FUNDS)

In the event that you are awarded a Technology Expense Grant or any type of funding from Central Arizona College, choosing an electronic refund preference will allow you to receive those funds as quickly as possible.  

Your Electronic Funding Options Are Below:

DEPOSIT TO AN EXISTING ACCOUNT 

Your money will arrive 1-2 business days after BankMobile receives the funds from CAC.  

DEPOSIT TO A BANKMOBILE VIBE CHECKING ACCOUNT 

Your money will arrive the same business day BankMobile receives the funds from your school. 

 To select how you would like your money delivered: 

– Visit www.RefundSelection.com

– Enter your Personal Code or choose to get an instant Personal Code

– Choose your preferred delivery method

Make a selection now and avoid any delays in receiving money from Central Arizona College. 

For assistance in updating your BankMobile options please visit www.bankmobilevibe.com or you may contact accountsreceivable@centralaz.edu or call 520-494-5240.

For more information on the CARES Act from a Federal perspective, please visit: www2.ed.gov

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