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Northern Essex Community College has received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist students with covering expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students who need help covering expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due the coronavirus may benefit from funding available through the CARES Act Grant, a $2 trillion fund that was created in the wake of the pandemic.

The college has received $1,635,822 in funding that will go directly to students. NECC identified 3,046 students from the Spring semester who may be eligible to receive funding based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Eligible students who were enrolled during the spring semester and pre-registered for the summer and/or fall terms were automatically awarded grants in the range of $300 – $1,200 based on their spring enrollment.

Full-Time Three-Quarter Time Half-Time Less than Half-Time
$1,200 $900 $600 $300

 

Fall 2020 CARES Act Grant

In order to be eligible for a Fall CARES Act Grant, a student must be registered for the fall semester and matriculated into an eligible program. Students do not need to fill out a federal FAFSA or currently receive financial aid in order to apply. NECC has identified 3,811 students from the Fall semester who may be eligible to receive funding based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. 

To be considered for a Fall CARES Act Grant, a student should complete the Fall CARES Act Application. The College will use the information provided to determine CARES Act Grant eligibility and the amount of a grant. Application deadline is October 2, 2020

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 5th in the order in which they are received. Awards will be granted while funds last.  

 

Spring/Summer 2020 CARES Act Grant

Students who were registered during the spring semester, but not pre-registered for the summer and/or fall semester received an email informing them of the CARES Act Grant along with a link to the CARES Act application.

To be considered for a CARES Act grant, students do not need to fill out a federal FAFSA or to be currently receiving financial aid. However, students must meet Federal financial aid eligibility, which includes being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen; having a high school diploma or equivalent; being registered with Selective Service, if male; cannot be in default of a Federal student loan; cannot have an over-award of Federal Pell Grant; must be matriculated into an eligible program; and must be making satisfactory academic progress.

To date, NECC has awarded $1,157,700 to 1,314 students. The funding can be used to cover expenses associated with transitioning to remote learning and the cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. The CARES Act Grants will continue to be awarded to eligible students as long as there are remaining funds available.

Cares Act Email Sent to Students

Cares Act Email Sent to Students

Spring/Summer Email

Like many other colleges in our nation, NECC has received the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), to assist students with covering expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. The CARES Act funds can be used to help with expenses associated with transitioning to remote learning and the cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.

To be considered for a grant, please complete the CARES Act application. The College will use the information provided to determine CARES Act grant eligibility and the amount of the award.

Fall Email

Northern Essex Community College recognizes that the past several months have been dynamic and challenging for many of you. The transition to a Fall semester that is Max on Line proves that you are resilient in spite of the challenges presented by the current situation.

Earlier this year, NECC received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), to help students cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. The CARES Act funds can be used to help with expenses associated with remote learning and the cost of attendance, such as technology, course materials, food, housing, health care and childcare.

To be considered for a grant, please complete the Fall CARES Act Grant application. The College will use the information you provide to determine CARES Act grant eligibility and the amount of the award.  

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 5th in the order in which they are received. Awards will be granted while funds last.

The deadline for submission is October 2, 2020.

If you have any questions about this funding, please contact Student Financial Services at expectmore@necc.mass.edu.

 

 

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