CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

CARES Act New Guidelines:


Beginning December 1, 2020

Student Application for CARES Act funds


To be eligible to receive emergency aid, you must meet all the qualifications below:


Must be currently enrolled in a Florida Panhandle  Technical College on campus CTE Program.Be in good standing.Have graduated from high school, home school, or have a  Florida High School Diploma from GED. Submitted a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student  Aid (FAFSA).Do not owe an overpayment (refund) on Title IV grants  and not be in default on a Title IV loan.Not have fraudulently received Title IV funds.Be eligible for all other Title IV funding  requirements. Submit an application for CARES Act funds.


See CARES Act Application under Documents.

ARES Emergency Funds

Starting April 5th, 2020 students may again apply for CARES Emergency Funds. If they want to apply, they may go into FOCUS for the link (HERE) to the application. Students must DOWNLOAD the application to complete it, then, turn it into Financial Aid for processing. If they do not have a printer, Financial Aid has copies ready to complete.

Since they must have completed an eligible FAFSA and be enrolled in a Title IV Eligible (PELL) CTE course to apply, dual enrollment students and those enrolled solely in adult ed are not eligible.