CARES Act Funds

Updated: September 26, 2022

American Rescue Package

Students with completed 2022-2023 FAFSA or Alternative Application are eligible for $250.

Current students who have completed the 2022-2023 FAFSA or Alternative Application for undocumented students by September 26, 2022 are eligible to apply for American Rescue Package funds. The funds will be distributed to students in the form of a check and do not need to be paid back. Once the funds are depleted, applications will no longer be accepted. Students may receive up to $250. Applications are available on the student portal starting October 3, 2022. High school students in dual credit or dual enrollment classes, non-credit students, and Adult Education students are ineligible at this time. Money may be used for any component of the cost of attending Triton College such as tuition, fees, books, or for emergency costs caused by the coronavirus such as food, housing, physical and mental healthcare, and childcare. Students who applied in the spring may reapply in the fall.

American Rescue Package FAQs – Click HERE.

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CRRSAA FAQs (HEERF II)

What can I do to become eligible for CRRSAA money?

Do I have to repay the money the college sends me as part of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)?

Where can I find the application to apply for this money?

Can I use these funds for rent/mortgage payments?

Can I use the award to pay for tuition?

What if I cannot submit the FAFSA?

Do I have to report back to Triton College how I use the money?

I filed my FAFSA but did not receive an email with a link to the application? Why not?

How soon will I get the money?

How do I ask a question?

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), directs institutions of higher education to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Triton College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the HEERF I, II and II programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Triton College will receive or has received $13,463,538 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the HEERF I, II and III programs.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students during this reporting quarter ending September 30, 2022 is $0.

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants this quarter ending September 30, 2022 is zero.

Zero students were eligible as determined by the College. Triton College did not conduct a disbursement to students during this quarter that ended September 30, 2022.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant is zero.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive was not chosen; we did not have criteria as we did not do a disbursement to students during this quarter that ended September 30, 2022.

Please see FAQs on this page for instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Please reach out to caresact@triton.edu if you have any questions. This email address is staffed by those who work in the office of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Frequently Asked Questions

Reports

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CARES Act FAQs (HEERF)

If I am eligible to receive CARES Act funds will I be notified?

Are CARES Act funds a loan? Will it need to be to be repaid?

If I receive a $600 check from CARES Act funds, do I have to use for tuition?

To be eligible I have to have a FAFSA on file. Does that mean CARES Act money counts against my financial package?

If I was not eligible to receive the $600 allocation, what should I do right now?

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