Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Update

Certification and agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 21, 2020 and plans to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants to students.

BRCC received $3,210,012.50 of the total Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) dollars allocated for emergency student aid.

CARES Act Relief Application Eligibility and Award Methodology

Students with active enrollment in a Title IV eligible program between March 1-31, 2020, who filed a FAFSA no later than March 13, 2020, and who were eligible to receive Title IV funds within the spring semester, excluding incarcerated individuals; cross-enrolled students whose “home institution” is a non-LCTCS college; and students enrolled only in online courses during March 1-31, 2020.

The United States Department of Education’s guidelines state that students must meet the following requirements as outlined in Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.  

CARES Act Funds and Number of Awards as of May 27, 2020

Student Notification Procedure

Please monitor your BRCC email account for Financial Relief Grant Announcements

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.