In compliance with the provisions set forth under Section 4504 in Title II of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, Champion Christian College will provide CARES Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of the CARES Act is to provide financial support to offset the cost for expenses incurred as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Champion Christian College (CCC), an institution receiving funds under this section, is providing the following information: 

  • CCC acknowledges that the College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement. The institution further certifies it will use a minimum of 50% of the funds, or $43,539 received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • CCC received $87,078 from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 23, 2020 is $43,539.
  • The estimated total number of students at CCC eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 64.
  • CCC has awarded grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Students enrolled during the spring 2020 semester were able receive the grant simply by completing a 2019-2020 FAFSA.  CCC Financial Aid Office reviews FAFSA completionreceives the applications, review for completeness and eligibility under the CARES Act, and coordinate the awarding of the funds through the Division of Administration and Finance. Eligible students were able to apply for grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including food, housing (such as having to move off campus when dormitories close) course materials, health care, child care, technology-related expenses (such as having to buy a computer when the student’s courses are moved online), transportation (such as having to fly home because classes were cancelled or having to return from study abroad when the program is cancelled) and other COVID-19 related expenses.

What is The Cares/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provided by the Federal Government?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

Who is eligible to receives CARES Act funding?

Degree-seeking students enrolled in spring 2020 who are eligible to apply for federal Title IV financial aid are eligible to apply for CARES Act funds.  In order to receive the CARES Act funding, the student must have a completed FAFSA on file with the federal government.  Students have until June 30th, 2020 to complete this process.  Funds will begin to be processed on July 1st to allow students ample time to complete this process at the following website: studentaid.gov


*Students enrolled in fully online graduate programs, international, and undocumented students are not eligible. It also excludes those who are not currently eligible for aid based on not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and withdrawals.

How do I apply? 

 There is no application process.  Students will receive CARES Act funds if they have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA before the June 30th deadline.

What expenses are eligible to be covered?

CARES Act funds only can be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 such as:

  • Food
  • Housing (such as having to move off campus when dormitories close)
  • Course materials
  • Health care
  • Child care
  • Technology-related expenses (such as having to buy a computer when the student’s courses are moved online)
  • Transportation (such as having to fly home because classes were cancelled or having to return from study abroad because of program cancellation)

How will CARES Act funding be distributed?

Funds will be mailed to student’s addresses on file with the Finance Office. 

Contact Finance/Financial Aid office to verify address: 

marcia.thomas@championchristiancollege.com
jeff.manthe@championchristiancollege.com