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Compton College is committed to student success. As such, the College is awarding grant funding to qualifying students to assist those whose enrollment has been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the Grants is being made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed by Congress in March 2020.

The purpose of this website it to provide general information about the Compton College CARES Act Grant program. If you have additional questions about your status, please contact the financial aid office at:

Please click here to chat with a Financial Aid Team Member

310-900-1600, Ext. 2935
financialaid@compton.edu

Who qualifies for the Compton CARES Act Grant?

In alignment with guidelines provided by the US Department of Education, students must meet all of the following qualifications to be eligible to receive grant funding:

  • Students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year and qualify for Title IV funds. This typically means that you have completed your FAFSA and were notified by the Financial Aid office that you are eligible to receive federal loans and/or grants.
  • A student must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (either in Good, Warning, or Probation standing).
  • A student must also be currently enrolled in at least one unit at Compton College students and not exclusively enrolled in on-line courses at the institution as of March 9, 2020.

Under these guidelines, students who are classified as non-degree seeking, Dual Enrollment, or those who were enrolled entirely on-line do not qualify for the grant.

If I didn't fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA, do I qualify for any part of the Compton CARES Act Grant program?

No. In order to qualify for the Compton CARES Act Grant program, students must be eligible for Title IV funding. Title IV eligibility is determined by the Department of Education based on the information provided on the 2019-2020 FAFSA. If you did not complete the 19-20 FAFSA, then you are not eligible to receive CARES Act funds until your application is filed and evaluated by the Department of Education.

Is there a way for me to qualify for the Compton CARES Act Grant if I didn't complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA?

Maybe. If you did not complete the FAFSA for 19-20 and you are interested in completing it to see if you qualify for the CARES Act Grant funding, you have until June 30, 2020 to do so. Visit www.fafsa.gov to begin the application.

If you have questions or need help completing the application, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at:

Please click here to chat with a Financial Aid Team Member

310-900-1600, Ext. 2935
financialaid@compton.edu

All of my classes were on-line for the spring semester. Do I qualify for the Compton CARES Act Grant?

Unfortunately, no. According to guidance from the US Department of Education, CARES Act funds are intended to ease the financial burden of cost of attendance created by shifting from an in-person to an on-line learning environment. If all your courses were already on-line, you do not meet the qualifications of the grant.

If I qualify, what do I have to do to receive the Compton CARES Act grant?

Nothing. Qualifying students will automatically receive a base grant amount of $350. If you have questions about your eligibility, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid at:

Please click here to chat with a Financial Aid Team Member

310-900-1600, Ext. 2935
financialaid@compton.edu

If I qualify, will I have to pay these funds back?

No. The Compton CARES Act Grant program is made possible by funds received from the federal government as a result of the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in March 2020. It is not a loan, and you will not have to pay these funds back.

What are these funds for?

The Compton CARES Act Grant funds are intended to ease the burden of additional cost of attendance expenses incurred as a result of moving from an in-person to an on-line educational environment (i.e. food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, etc.).

When should I expect to receive the Compton CARES Act Grant?

Depending on how you elect to receive your refund, you may expect to have your grant in hand starting Friday May 22, 2020.

How will I receive the Compton CARES Act Grant funds?

Grant funding will be issued using the refund method you selected in your Bank Mobile account. The most efficient way to receive your refund is via direct deposit. If you have not updated your Bank Mobile account refund selection, please do by following the three easy steps.

To select how you would like your money delivered:

•   Visit RefundSelection.com
•   Enter your BankMobile Personal Code or choose to get an instant personal code
•   Choose your preferred delivery method

What if I have questions about the Compton CARES Act Grant program?

For questions concerning your eligibility for the grant, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at:

Please click here to chat with a Financial Aid Team Member

310-900-1600, Ext. 2935
financialaid@compton.edu

For questions concerning your refund method or to check on the status of your refund, please contact please contact the Office of Financial Aid at:

Please click here to chat with a Financial Aid Team Member

310-900-1600, Ext. 2935
financialaid@compton.edu

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