CCC students receive more CARES Act funds

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Coconino Community College is awarding an additional $100,000 to qualifying students for the summer semester from federal CARES Act stimulus funds.

 

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino Community College is continuing to award funds to qualified students from the federal CARES Act stimulus package.

 

About $100,000 is being awarded to qualifying students for the summer semester.

 

In addition to the awards from the spring semester, the current estimate is that 198 students will qualify for up to $530 in CCC CARES Act Grants for the summer semester because they were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

 

“These funds will help qualifying students afford classes during this difficult time,” said CCC President Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D. “Many of our students wouldn't be able to pursue their educational dreams without this much-needed assistance.”

 

Qualifying students for the summer term had to meet all criteria defined by the Department of Education. For details on the award criteria, please see our website at https://www.coconino.edu/cares-grant.

 

This funding is part of the first phase of the federal CARES Act funds distribution. The second phase of CARES Act funds distribution is scheduled for the fall semester. Even though the second phase of funding will allow colleges to support operations, CCC leadership has already decided that the majority of those funds will go to students.

 

There is still time to fill out the FAFSA to qualify for the fall CCC CARES grants.

 

For more information about financial aid opportunities at CCC and whether students qualify for CCC CARES Act grants, visit https://www.coconino.edu/financial-aid

 

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 more than 50 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, including the award-winning CCC2NAU.

 

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
Monday, 15th June 2020
 
 

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  • Monday, 15th June 2020