Eligible UACCM Students May Apply for CARES Act Funds

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All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. This includes students, and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is offering emergency financial aid grants through the federal government to support them.

UACCM has been awarded funds from the federal government, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to support students during the pandemic. Students who had a disruption in their in-person classes in March may be eligible for $650, which is an award that does not have to be repaid.

UACCM had 1,285 eligible students enrolled in the spring 2020 semester, and approximately 80 students still have not claimed their $650 funds from the college. If you have received a previous email, phone call, text, or letter from UACCM informing you of your eligibility, and you have not received your check, please complete the form at the link below.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in an in-person class as of March 13, 2020.
  • Were not enrolled in an exclusively online course load during the spring semester before March 13.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.

About the CARES Act

The CARES Act provides federal grants for economic relief from the national emergency created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One portion of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which gives students the opportunity for emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related the strain of the coronavirus. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.


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