CARES Act Fund

CARES Act Funds and Distribution Communication – [Leer en Español]

Dear student:

We are pleased to announce that on May 13, 2020 the institution received funds related to the “Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (CARES Act). Today, May 14, 2020, the Financial Aid and Bursar Offices will initiate funds distribution by direct deposit or by sending a check via mail, as applicable.

Criteria for participation in programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) include, but are not limited to, the following: have completed the FAFSA and have a valid ISIR/SAR, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have a valid Social Security number, Selective Service registration (if the student is male), have provided a high school diploma, GED, or evidence of completion of high school in an approved home school setting, and be enrolled as a regular student in a program eligible for a degree or certificate.

In addition to the above criteria, in order to be eligible for this assistance the student must also meet the following requirements: have expenses related to the interruption of campus operations such as food, housing, and course materials, expenses associated with the technology needed for study, health care, and child care, have attended a classroom course prior to the emergency, and continue to be enrolled at the time of fund distribution of or have completed his/her program after the interruption of campus operations.

If you understand that you are an eligible student, but were not financially affected by the disruption of campus operations, please notify us by contacting the Regional Director of Financial Aid Sharon Rigaud by completing the form below, so that your funds can be reallocated to other students with greater need.

The amount to be awarded to each student was determined using the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), income information reported on the FAFSA 2019-2020, and the student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time) as a basis. The amounts to be distributed will fluctuate between $500 and $800.

Students who have not yet completed the FAFSA should contact the Financial Aid Office to complete this requirement.

At Florida Technical College, we will continue to support and accompany you during this emergency in order to achieve your academic goal.

Thank you very much for studying at Florida Technical College!

Please fill out the form below for any questions you may have

Previous Communications - April 10 2020

CARES Act funds and distribution information – 04/10/2020

On Friday, April 10, National University College, and its academic unit Florida Technical College, received notification from the United States Department of Education (USDE) that we have been awarded relief funds related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

These CARES Act funds are to be used for emergency financial aid scholarships for students to cover expenses related to the interruption of campuses operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, medical care, and childcare.

The institution’s Financial Aid office is working diligently on the allocation and distribution of funds for direct scholarships to on-ground and blended students. Students who were in fully OL programs prior to the COVID-19 adjustments would not currently be eligible. However, if a student was in a blended or on ground program/course and transitioned to remote or OL learning due to COVID-19 campus closures, they will maintain their eligibility.  Students will be required to be in an active status to be eligible for this and any potential future CARES allocations.

Determination of need will be based on the most recent FAFSA submitted by the student and evaluated by the criteria used by the USDE, specifically the Expected Family Contribution data (EFC).

Students must use these funds to cover the expenses authorized and described above. The funds will be sent through direct deposit or check, as applicable.

At Florida Technical College we want to encourage all of our students to continue their studies and stay the course. It is our hope that these CARES Act funds will assist you in that endeavor.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay FTC STRONG!