CARES Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
BUDGET PERIOD: April 25, 2020 through April 24, 2021
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.
Updated: April 11, 2022
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund January 2022 – March 2022- uploaded on April 10, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Spring 2020 – Spring 2021- uploaded on April 8, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund April – June 2021 - uploaded on July 8, 2021, 3:07 p.m.
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund July – September 2021 - uploaded on October 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund October – December 2021 - uploaded on January 10, 2022, 9:19 a.m.
Palo Alto College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education on April 18, 2020, and 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.
- Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Federal Student Aid: Emergency Aid Requirements and Steps to Apply
- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Frequently Asked Questions