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 with 6 or more approved units 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
- Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must be actively enrolled in at least 6 approved college credits
- Registered with Selective Service at
www.sss.gov (males only)
- Be actively enrolled in an approved major of study
- Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
- Not be in default on a Title IV loan (student loan)
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants
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.