CCC students receive more COVID relief funds

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Coconino Community College has more than $500,000 in federal COVID relief funds to distribte to students who qualify.

 

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

 

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

 

Students who received a Pell Grant during the spring semester will automatically be awarded the CRRSAA grants, said Bob Voytek, CCC Director of Financial Aid. Enrolled students who did not receive Pell Grants may apply for CRRSAA grants through Wednesday, March 24, by visiting  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XFB2C6B .

 

Voytek added that CCC anticipates awarding the funds the week of April 5, 2021. CCC has a web page that answers the most frequently asked questions about the CRRSAA funds at  www.coconino.edu/CRRSAA .

 

“The most common question is ‘Should I apply?’” Voytek said. “Our answer is ‘Yes.’”

 

The CRRSAA allocations also allow colleges to use the funds to help offset declines in enrollment and other budgetary shortfalls due to effects created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Get a jump on the fall semester by taking summer courses at CCC. Registration for summer courses is currently underway. Fall registration begins April 12. For more information, visit  www.coconino.edu .

 

About Coconino Community College

 

CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County since 1991. The College has the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. 

 

CCC provides affordable tuition and offers certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in academic and career fields. CCC also has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities.

 

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County and Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Zoom video conferencing classes to meet the needs of students in rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

 

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Date
Thursday, 11th March 2021
 
 

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