Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern Crescent is adjusting our admissions processes in an effort to better assist our current and prospective students. On March 13, we moved all of our business functions to telework. Administrative Services and Student Affairs staff are now working from remote locations during normal office hours and remain available to answer phone calls and emails. We want you to know that we are here for you and the admissions process has been adjusted to better service your needs during this rapidly evolving situation.
CARES Act Grant for Eligible Students Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CARES Act Grant Fund?
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.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the College’s students in a variety of ways creating financial hardships related to employment, housing, childcare, food, utilities, and medical expenses. To address these hardships, the College is providing its title IV eligible spring term 2020 students, with a one-time emergency stipend to help relieve the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
Who Is Eligible for the One-Time Emergency Stipend?
Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
- Enrolled in spring classes and remained enrolled after March 13, 2020
- Currently enrolled in at least 1 credit hour
- Currently eligible for Title IV Funding
- Must have a completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
NOTE: Students cannot have any outstanding financial aid issues
Students that are not eligible according to the guidelines issued by the Department of Education are:
- International Students
- Transient Students (Home institution will issue those grants)
- Dual Enrolled Students
- Distance education (online-only) Students
- Students enrolled in Mini-mester one classes only (that ended prior to March 13, 2020)
- Students who withdrew completely prior to March 13, 2020
- Students in default or that have an overpayment
- Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Do I have to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for the emergency funding?
Yes, students must have a completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file. In addition, students must have completed all verification and outstanding requirements to be considered for the one-time emergency fund disbursement.
If you do not have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file you may fill it out online at www.fafsa.gov (SCTC’s school code: 005621).
How much will Eligible Students Receive?
The spring award amount will be calculated based on the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled in during spring term 2020. Full- time students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more will receive $650.00, part-time students enrolled in 9-11 credit hours will receive a $500.00 stipend and students enrolled in 8 credit hours or less will receive $325.00.
The following chart illustrates the aforementioned allotments:
|Credit Hours||Award Amount|
|12 or more credit hours||$650|
|9-11 credit hours||$500|
|8 or less credit hours||$325|
Do I need to apply for the emergency financial aid stipend?
No, students will not have to apply for the one-time emergency fund disbursement.
How will students receive CARES Act Funds?
It will be disbursed from your student account to BankMobile. If you have not already made your preference selection to BankMobile, please visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
When will students receive CARES Act Funds?
Cares Funds will start disbursing to eligible students on May 12, 2020.
Can I receive Emergency Funds for summer 2020?
Yes, additional stipends will be disbursed to summer term 2020 students who were enrolled during spring term 2020. The amount of summer term awards will be determined at a later date.
How can I see if I have been awarded Cares Funds?
Students can check their financial aid status via BannerWeb
Click on BannerWeb
- Enter Secure Area
- Enter your User ID and Pin
- Your user id is your SCTC 900# or your Social Security Number
- Your initial pin is your 6 digit birthdate (Month, day, two digit year)
- If you are having trouble you can click on the “How to Access BannerWeb” link on the main page.
- Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
- Click on Financial Aid
- To check to see if you are missing documents or your SAP status, click on "My Eligibility‟
- To check your Award, click on "My Award Information"
- To view your student account to see if your aid has memo/authorized to pay for your classes
- Go to Student Accounts
- Then click on Account Detail for Term
I have not completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA, Do I still have time?
Yes, students who complete a FAFSA by May 31st, may be considered for Emergency funds. However there is no guarantee funding will be available. Please keep in mind there is a limited amount of funds available and could run out quickly. To complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA go to www.fafsa.gov. SCTC school code is 005621.
I have questions about my eligibility, who can I contact?
Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions at 770-228-7368 or via
DO YOU NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE?
The Southern Crescent Technical College Financial Aid staff is committed to providing exceptional services in finding appropriate means to assist in paying for a college education. Our goal is to assist students in financing their college education and making good choices on funding. Our staff will assist you in every facet of the financial aid process and in making your education as affordable as possible.
Contact the SCTC Financial Aid Office at:
Southern Crescent’s School Code is: 005621
The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which collects information about you and your family's financial situation.
You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of the year you are requesting aid. Southern Crescent Financial Aid's Priority Documentation Deadlines:
- Fall Semester - July 1st
- Spring Semester - November 1st
- Summer Semester - April 1st
- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm