A Message from the President:
Ancilla College will receive funds under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to distribute to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants. We will be issuing checks and mailing them to the permanent addresses on each student’s Empower Account. In order to receive the check timely, please make sure your current address in on file. We are working out the details and will notify students of their allocation and when to expect the funds as soon as these details are finalized. Please understand, these funds must be used appropriately and accurately, so we’re taking time to ensure all federal rules will be followed. Check our website and your school email accounts frequently in the coming weeks for more information.
What is the CARES Act?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. One part of this federal program allocates money to Colleges and Universities, and a portion of that allocation must be awarded to students who are experiencing financial expenses because of the campus disruption in operations due to the coronavirus. Who
Who is eligible?
Students who were enrolled on March 13, 2020, in degree program and are eligible to receive Federal or Title IV Financial Aid may receive assistance from funds provided through the CARES Act. You must have a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. If you do not, you are still able to submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA. The Federal FAFSA deadline is midnight on June 30, 2020.
How do I receive the funds?
Paper checks will be mailed to the permanent address on your Student Empower account. Please confirm that your current address is on file. An incorrect address could cause a significant delay in receiving the funds.
Does this funding reduce my financial aid?
No, eligible students may receive both financial aid and CARES Act funding for both the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 academic years.
Do I have to repay the money I get from the CARES Act Grant?
No. These fund does not need to be repaid.
I am an international student and not a citizen of the United States. Am I eligible for the CARES Act?
No. Because you are not able to apply for Federal Title IV Financial Aid, you are not eligible.
How much funding will I get?
Award amounts vary by student and are unique to each student.