KCKCC COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Priority in awarding funds for Spring 2022 will be given to Federal Pell Grant eligible students. Pending the availability of funding all other students will be considered, based on the submission of an application that will be posted to this website.

KCKCC COVID-19 Relief Fund Application
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CARES Act Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - June 30, 2022

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is working to meet the needs of our students. KCKCC has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, financial assistance. Emergency financial assistance funds have been received as part of the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFIII).

Student Relief Award Criteria

The KCKCC COVID-19 Student Relief funds are targeted to assist students who have. needs related to educational costs, food, housing, health care (including mental care), or childcare as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  KCKCC’s aim is to meet students’ basic needs to help them stay in school and complete the semester.

Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Funding is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below until funds are depleted.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be currently enrolled in in at least six credit hours as a degree or certificate seeking student at KCKCC
  • Experiencing financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak

Priority will be given to students who are eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant funding as determined by the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The KCKCC Student Financial Aid Office will automatically award funding to these students. Pending the availability of funding, all other students will be considered, based on the submission of an application.

Students who received funding for the Fall 2021 and did not complete any courses will be ineligible for any awards for Spring 2022.

The maximum amount awarded will be based on the student’s credit hour load, up to $1000 for full-time attendance and will only be awarded once per semester.

CARES Act Federal Funds Receipt of Funds

Students who are eligible to receive funds will be notified through the students’ KCKCC email by the Student Financial Aid Office. The HEERF funding will not appear on the student’s financial aid notice or on Web Advisor.

The KCKCC Business Office will deliver the funds via the student’s refund method within two weeks (14 days) of the date the aid is credited to the student’s account. Students may chose to receive funds through direct deposit or by U.S. Mail to their address on file at the KCKCC Registrar’s Office

Go to our Tuition and Fee Refund webpage for more detailed information specific to tuition and fee refunds.

If the student owes an outstanding balance to KCKCC, the funds will not be applied to the balance and will be paid directly to the student. Students may select an option to use funds to pay a balance that occurred any time after March 13, 2020 and the funds will go directly toward the student’s account. The email sent to the student regarding their award will include a link to a form to request that funding be used to pay the student’s balance.

If you owe a balance, you may make payments through the Current Student tab in WebAdvisor. Choose View Student Account and Make Payments under Financial Information.

Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Funding

As required, KCKCC is reporting the use of funds distributed to students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

  1. KCKCC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for allocation of funds.

    KCKCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. KCKCC will utilize no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students ($1,482,546).

    KCKCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. KCKCC will utilize no less than $1,482,546 of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

    KCKCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. KCKCC will utilize no less than $ $6,032,116 of the funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

  2. $8,997,208: Represents the total amount of funds that KCKCC has received from the Department pursuant to KCKCC’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. $5,562,292: Represents the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students through HEERF funding.

    $1,484,750 (HEERF I, CARES Act)

    $1,449,542 (HEERF II, CRRSAA)

    $2,650,000 as of 12/31/21 (HEERF III, ARP)

KCKCC Relief Fund Summary

KCKCC Relief Fund Summary
Term Students Awarded By Funding Source Total Amount Award amounts based on enrolled credit hours Criteria
Spring 2020 409 – HEERF I 169 – College 70 – KCKCC Foundation $341,250 $112,250 $28,250 12 or more- $1000 9-11 - $750 6-8 - $500 Enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required
Summer 2020 246 – HEERF I 37- KCKCC Foundation $199,000 $23,110 6 or more - $1000 3-6 -$500 Enrolled, 3 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required
Fall 2020 572-HEERF I 31-KCKCC Foundation $944,500 $32,952 12 or more- $2000 9-11 - $1500 6-8 - $1000 Enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required
Spring 2021 1092 – HEERF II   $763,792 12 or more-$1000 9-11 - $750 6-8 - $500 Enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required
Summer 2021   1215 – HEERF II $685,750 9 or more -$1000 6-8 - $750 3-6 - $500 Enrolled, 3 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required
Fall 2021 1779- HEERF III   $2,650,000 12 or more- $2000 9-11 - $1500 6-8 - $1000 Enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. Application required for all other students who have COVID need.
Spring 2022   1206- HEERF III $978,500 12 or more-$1000 9-11 - $750 6-8 - $500 Enrolled, 6 or more credit hours, Priority to Pell Grant eligible students. If funding received for Fall 2021 must complete courses.

Students were notified by email of the availability of the application.  Beginning Fall 2021 Pell Grant eligible students were automatically awarded funding. Students who were not Pell Grant eligible were directed to an application on the KCKCCCC website.

An email was sent to all students who received funding by the Financial Aid Office which included a link to a form that students may complete to request that funds be used to pay their balance. 

KCKCC COVID-19 Relief Fund Application and information are visible on the KCKCC website.

KCKCC coordinated a social media campaign about the HEERF funding opportunity. Faculty and Staff were notified of the application availability and details through multiple internal communications. Signs were posted on campus. Faculty and Staff were also advised to encourage students, who have asked questions or expressed the need for help during the pandemic, to complete the application.

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