August 14, 2020
Like other students everywhere, we know that many of our on-ground students are facing unexpected financial hardships and other personal challenges due to the COVID 19 crisis. Despite these difficult times, you have persisted in your education and career goals. We also thank you for your patience and flexibility during our transition to 100% online classes on a temporary basis. Your perseverance and resilience are admirable, and all of us here at InterCoast Colleges are very proud of your progress in school.
The federal CARES Act has provided colleges and universities with some stimulus funds. InterCoast Colleges will be providing emergency CARES grants to eligible students in good standing who are enrolled during a payment period effected by COVID-19. The emergency grant funds are for students that suffered from disruption operations due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, the funding for this program is limited, and not all eligible students who apply may receive an award. Applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure these emergency funds reach the students who are affected by COVID-19, and per federal guidelines, we will provide the awards based on verification of Title IV financial aid eligibility and eligibility based on the completion of the Application for Emergency Grant. The student must attest in the application that they had expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Students may use these funds for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. If you owe an outstanding balance to InterCoast, these funds will not be applied to any balance owed and will be paid directly to you. Our goal is to get these resources distributed to our students as quickly as possible. A submitted application will initiate the review process. Please return the application to HEERF@intercoast.edu.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Emergency Grant or the application process, please call Anna Marie Lopez at 818-334-6432.
CARES Act Updated Reporting on Student Portion of HEERF Funds: Download Here