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Financial Aid
Federal CARES Act

What is the Federal CARES Act?

Based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides emergency financial aid grants to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why did I get this money?

The U.S. Department of Education has made CARES Act funds available to students who incurred expenses as a result of COVID-19 related disruptions to campus operations. Based on federal guidance, these funds are provided to help students cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare expenses.

Acknowledgement of funding for Three Rivers College

Three Rivers College has signed and returned to the United States Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.

Three Rivers College has received $1,140,644 to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Three Rivers College has 1,255 students who are 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.

As of May 9, 2020, Three Rivers has awarded all the funding to 1,255 students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA and any outstanding financial aid requirements.
  • Eligible to receive Federal Title IV funding as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Must be currently enrolled and degree seeking in at least one class which was originally offered face to face on March 23, 2020 (excluding financial aid consortium students, please contact your home school for information on CARES Act Funding). If you were originally enrolled in all on-line courses, you are ineligible.
  • Must not be on financial aid suspension.

Eligible Expenses

The U.S. Department of Education has made CARES Act funds available to students who incurred expenses as a result of COVID-19 related disruptions to campus operations. Based on federal guidance, these funds are provided to help students cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare expenses.

How was my award determined?

Three Rivers College determined that all Title IV eligible, degree seeking students who were attending face-to-face were impacted due to the change in the method of instruction on March 23, 2020. If you were originally enrolled in all on-line courses, you are ineligible. Due to this change, students lost access to technology on campus which included computer usage, printing, internet connectivity, etc. In addition, with the closure of campus housing, some students were required to relocate.

Grants were awarded based on estimated family contribution (EFC) that was calculated based on FAFSA information and current credit hour Spring 2020 enrollment status. Students with an EFC of $5,576 and below received approximately 80 percent of the funding. Awards were distributed as follows:

  • Full time - 12 or more hours: $1,119.30
  • Three quarter - 9 to 11 hours: $839.00
  • Half time - 6-8 hours: $560.00
  • Less than half time – 1-5 hours: $279.98

Students with an EFC of $5,577 or higher received the remaining portion of the funding. Awards were distributed as follows:

  • Full time - 12 or more hours: $813.30
  • Three quarter - 9 to 11 hours: $609.98
  • Half time - 6-8 hours: $406.65
  • Less than half time – 1-5 hours: $203.33

I got this money as a refund. Does it mean my TRC account balance has been paid off?

No. Per federal guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, funds should be distributed directly to students.

Disbursement of funding

Students who are eligible to receive the funding will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid and may review their financial aid offer through their myTRCC account under the financial aid section. Unless we receive notification that the student wishes to decline the award, the award will be considered accepted.

The funds will be processed and distributed by Three Rivers College through BankMobile. Refunds are delivered via the refund selection preference you choose when activating the Raider OneCard.

The Office of Student Accounts will send an email to all eligible students once the funding is sent to BankMobile. BankMobile will send an email to the address you entered during activation when your refund has been deposited to your account. Additionally, you can view the details of your BankMobile Vibe Checking account by accessing your statement online at RaiderOneCard.com or by signing up to receive text messages sent directly to your cell phone with Mobile Alerts.

For more information, please visit www.RaiderOneCard.com.

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