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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.

LA Valley College has signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of the CARES Act. The College has been allocated $6,154,624 and is in receipt of $3,077,312 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. LA Valley College has approximately 6,170 eligible for CARES Act funding.

LA Valley College has prioritized those students with identified financial need. Awards in the amount of $300 have been provided to all students 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.

LA Valley College has distributed $1,637,100 to 5,457 students. Eligible students have received an email with information from the District Office with information on distribution through the student Bank Mobile account.

New awards in the amount of $414 have been provided to 3335 students who met the following criteria of:

  • Active for the spring semester,
  • Title IV Eligible with EFC <1000
  • Not enrolled in exclusively online courses