<p>The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF provides funds to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p>
To be eligible for a HEERF Grant, a student must be enrolled in the active semester at IVC and declare IVC their college of record.
These funds are meant to help students pay expenses for technology, health care, childcare, course materials, rent, food, moving, or other expenses incurred this semester.
No. It is an emergency grant, not a loan, so it does not need to be paid back.
Due to limited funding, students will be not eligible to receive multiple emergency grants at this time.
We understand that many students are experiencing extreme financial distress right now. The HEERF Grant and IVC Foundation Emergency Grant are meant to help supplement your financial needs. We know that for many of you, the grants are not enough.
If you continue to experience financial distress, submit CARES Act Emergency Grant Application .
The first rule to remember is to never give out any personal information in an email.
No institution, bank or otherwise, will ever ask for this information via email. It may not always be easy to tell whether an email or website is legitimate and phishing emails are using social engineering tactics to make create sophisticated scams.
If you receive a message you believe to be a scam, you can ignore it or check in with the Financial Aid Office by forwarding the email message as an attachment to email@example.com.
No. It is always important to be vigilant and remain suspicious of sources that ask for your credentials and other personal information.
No. Any attempt to collect money in exchange for grants is a scam. IVC will use the information you have provided in MySite and/or your FAFSA to communicate with you or disburse aid to you if you meet all eligibility criteria set by the CARES Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant.
No. IVC will use the information you have provided in MySite and/or your FAFSA to communicate with you or disburse aid to you if you meet all eligibility criteria set by the CARES Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant.
Contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Income Reduction Appeal.
Additionally, please submit the IVC Foundation Emergency Fund Student Application and then email the Financial Aid Office to notify us that you have submitted the application to request additional funds.