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CAREs Act

CARES Distribution

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020 and funds were distributed to institutions of higher education to address the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Los Angeles Mission College has signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of the CARES Act. Los Angeles Mission College has been allocated $2,940,483 and is in receipt of $1,470,242 for distribution to students in direct aid. Based on the guidelines from the Department of Education, students must be eligible for Title IV financial aid and not be enrolled in exclusively online courses. Los Angeles Mission College has approximately 3,739 eligible for CARES Act funding.

Los Angeles Mission College has prioritized those students with identified financial need. Initial awards in the amount of $300 have been provided to all students (2896 total) meeting the following requirements:

  • Active for the spring semester
  • Pell eligible,
  • Not enrolled in exclusively online courses.

Direct aid is intended for students whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus and must be used for expenses related to the disruptions due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare expenses.

Additional awards in the amount of $141.51 have been provided to all students (2896 total) meeting the criteria noted above.

New awards in the amount of $441.51 have been provided for an additional 434 students who met the following criteria:

  • Active for the spring semester
  • Title IV aid eligible,
  • Not enrolled in exclusively online courses.