The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is emergency funding from the federal government to assist students who are financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These funds can help qualifying students who are facing an unexpected financial emergency and need help with one or more of the following items in order to stay enrolled in college:
tuition, books, supplies, food, transportation, housing, child care, or healthcare.
What this funding is:
- This is designed to help current eligible students avoid dropping out when unexpected financial emergencies occur due to COVID-19
- This is a grant, which means it does not have to be repaid, and it will not affect your financial aid award package
- This is a one-time emergency assistance. It may not be a solution to all of a student's financial issues
Am I Eligible?
The CARES emergency aid is now available to a wider group of students. Now California community college students (credit and non-credit) who fall within any of the below categories also qualify to receive emergency assistance:
- Students enrolled in either credit or non-credit courses.
There is no cumulative academic grade requirement needed to qualify for the CARES emergency aid either.
Note: Additional documentation may be requested by the SAC Financial Aid office to determine eligibility
Apply for Assistance
To receive one-time emergency funds to minimize the negative impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on your education at Santa Ana College, go to
SAC.EDU/CARES or press the button below and apply for the CARES Act: Emergency Aid.