Trenholm State Community College
CARES Act Student Fund Report
Trenholm State Community College (TSCC) recognizes that many of our students have faced financial hardships due to COVID-19. We are happy to report that the College has received grant funds as a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
TSCC CARES Act grant funds can be used to provide financial assistance to relieve you of the financial burden you may have faced transitioning from on-campus to online instruction due to COVID-19 and other expenses to allow you to focus on your education to meet your academic goals.
Trenholm State has signed and returned the agreement form to the U. S. Department of Education. The college has sent 50 percent of the CARES Act funds directly to students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
The first step in determining if students may qualify for the CARES Act funding is completion of the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage ALL students to complete the FAFSA, even if you think you may not be Pell grant eligible as you may qualify for assistance under the TSCC CARES Act funding. If you were enrolled during the Spring semester and received Pell grant funds, a 2019-2020 FAFSA is already on file with the College. There are no additional requirements to be considered for TSCC CARES Act grant funds at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
The college has received and has begun distributing a total of $946,417 in CARES Act funds to eligible students. Checks will be mailed to students at the current address on record with Trenholm State.
Trenholm State will distribute CARES Act funds to 1,218 eligible students.
Student MUST meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program
- For currently enrolled students, be making satisfactory academic progress
- Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans
- Not be in default on a Title IV loan
- Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen
- Have returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges
- Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits
- Have repaid Title IV loan amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently
- Have registered for Selective Service registration
- Have a verified Social Security Number
- Does not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations
- Students who completely withdrew
- Students who are required but not registered with Selective Service
- Dual-enrolled students
- Transient students
Trenholm State utilized a comprehensive method to determine the award amounts for the 1218 students determined eligible for funding. 1,218 students will receive $777.00 each in an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
Trenholm State emailed all students deemed eligible for the funding on May 8, 2020, to provide guidance on the CARES Act and the availability of funds. Additionally, Trenholm State created an information web slider on its College website and posted to social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) providing information to students on funding availability and eligibility Students will be emailed once funds have been disbursed and checks have been mailed to the address on file with Trenholm State.