CARES Act Funded Scholarships

South Texas College is pleased to announce that it has received a funding allocation through CARES Act that allows for awards to students to address needs directly related to the coronavirus. Students whose education has been disrupted as a result of coronavirus and who wish to be considered for a CARES Act funded scholarship for the Fall 2020, must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  • You cannot be on financial aid suspension.
  • Have a declared major that is eligible for financial aid.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be a U.S citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
  • Be meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Not owe an overpayment (refund) on Title IV grants.
  • Not be in default on a Federal Title IV loan.
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.

How will I be notified if I have been selected to receive the CARES ACT Funded Scholarship?
The financial aid office will be making these awards based on the 2020-2021 academic year. If selected, you will be notified through JagNet.  Click here to view your award, select Aid Year "2020-2021", and click on “Awarded.”

How much Grant money will I receive?

  • First 1,000 dual students who graduated high school this year and taking 12 credit hours for Fall 2020 will receive $250.
  • Traditional students taking 9 or more credit hours will receive last dollar towards their final balance after all aid is applied. Maximum award not to exceed $600. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If I was selected, how will I receive the grant money?
Funds will be applied to tuition and fees. The financial aid office will be verifying enrollment requirements prior to disbursing any funds.

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