MCC Daily Tribune

MCC Disburses Federal CARES Act Funding to Eligible Students

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. MCC is helping students access this important funding.

MCC received a $4.58 million CARES Act award from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). In accordance with Federal requirements, these funds are being disbursed directly to eligible students who experienced additional expenses due to the disruption of campus operations and the move to online and remote learning in response to the pandemic. Applicable expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, childcare, and transportation.

To date, more than 3,500 MCC students are certified to receive CARES Act awards. More than $2.5 million have been distributed to students. Personalized emails were sent to students the week of June 1.

Eligible students are encouraged to check their MCC email accounts for personalized information, specifying their anticipated grant award, next steps, and a link to an online form appropriate for their situation. The grant certification process takes approximately five business days, at which time, funds are deposited directly to a student's account using MCC's eRefund process.

Federal Title IV-eligible students must apply for a grant and submit a certification form. In accordance with Federal regulations, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, international students and students who are not in good academic standing are not eligible for HEERF grants.

More information is also available on our website or by contacting MCC's Financial Aid Office at or 585-292-2050 (Students will be asked to leave a message.)

Monroe Community College thanks our Federal legislators for CARES Act funding to help our students and College overcome the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jarkowski, Melissa
Financial Aid

St. Croix, Jerome
Financial Aid