COVID-19 Update on Jones College classes, operations & events
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CARES ACT

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May 12, 2020

Jones College Student:


During these rapidly changing times, our mission at Jones College is to ensure that student needs are met so that you can be successful now and in future semesters at Jones. You may have recently heard of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). A section of that act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).

Jones College has received HEERF funds from the U.S. Department of Education for students who are in need of assistance as a result of COVID-19. These emergency funds can assist you during this difficult time but are not intended to replace income or to pay for student expenses, not related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.


Who is eligible to receive HEERF funds?

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Currently enrolled students in a degree or certificate-seeking program at Jones College
  • Students eligible to receive Title IV aid under the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
  • Students who have completed high school requirements

What can HEERF funds be used for?

  • Food
  • Course Materials
  • Health Care
  • Childcare
  • Technology related expenses
  • Housing

How much is a student eligible to receive through HEERF funds?

Jones College is recognizing students that currently meet these criteria or could meet the criteria for eligibility as set by the Department of Education in a tier system. All students enrolled at Jones College as of March 13, 2020, will fall within four (4) tiers of eligibility:

  • Tier 1- If you have completed FAFSA with an expected family contribution (EFC) 0-5576
  • Tier 2- If you have completed FAFSA with an EFC 5577-14140
  • Tier 3- If you have an EFC greater than 14141 or have not completed FAFSA
  • Tier 4- Are not eligible based on Department of Education requirements

TierMaximum Amount Available to StudentsMinimum Amount Available to Students
Tier 1$900$350
Tier 2$300----
Tier 3$900----
Tier 4$0
You are not eligible based on CARES Act requirements

These Emergency funds will be paid directly to students from BankMobile™ based on the refund method students have previously chosen. The emergency funds will bypass any balance owed with Student Accounts and will be fully available to students to use as needed in relation to COVID-19.


HEERF funds - Helpful tips for students:

  • Students are encouraged to set up a refund method with BankMobile™ prior to the release of Emergency Funds if this has not been done previously.
  • If a student receives less than $900 for Emergency Relief funds and has a need for additional funds, complete the HEERF Application.
  • The Jones College website provides information about the regulations and how Jones College has determined the Emergency Funds eligibility. More information will be provided as available in the upcoming weeks on the Emergency Funds eligibility.

For more information concerning Emergency Funds, please contact caresfunds@jcjc.edu.

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