CARES Act funds go to COCC students, Small Business Development Center


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Just four months after Central Oregon Community College assisted more than 1,500 students with a financial boost from the school’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, the college is again awarding dollars to students — this time specifically to those with COVID-related challenges.

COCC students can now apply for the “COCC COVID-19 Fund” via an online application, providing a COVID-19-related need (along with documentation), to receive assistance with expenses such as expanding internet access, upgrading a computer, paying online course fees, covering childcare costs and other expenses. To be eligible to receive funds, COCC students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and enrolled in a minimum of three credits. Eligible students can receive a maximum of $1,000 per term, and financial awards will be distributed beginning the third week of COCC’s fall term on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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