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.

CARES Act Funded Scholarship Institutional Disclosure

South Texas College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020. South Texas College intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

Updated June 8, 2021.

Recipient's Funding Certification & Agreement - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Download
Total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $1,255,089
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30 day Report) $1,266,639
Estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act 2,500
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act 2,239
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