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compton college cares ACT grant program

Compton College is committed to student success. In support of current Compton College students, CARES Act emergency grants will be provided directly to students in need. These funds are designed to help maintain enrollment at Compton College and pay expenses related to technology, health care, child care, course materials, rent, food, moving, or other expenses.

If you are a Compton College student, and your financial situation has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to receive an emergency grant, from Compton College, for qualified economic hardships.

We know that many students' financial needs will extend beyond the current term; additional resources will be distributed to enrolled and qualifying students.

Please Note: The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers emergency financial assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Award funding is limited to currently enrolled Compton College students who meet all required criteria. Application submission does not guarantee an award. Students will be notified of their award via the email address provided on their application.

Who qualifies for the Compton CARES Act Grant?

To qualify for the CARES Act grant, you must:

  • Be enrolled in Winter 2021 (at least one unit) at Compton College.
  • Have experienced financial hardship and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How do I apply for the Compton CARES Act Grant?

The CARES Act Grant application is now open. If you are interested in applying for the Compton CARES Act Grant please click here. 

Do 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 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:

CARES Act - Reporting Requirements

Compton College has received a total of $1,500,000.00 in funds for grants to students. The Certification and Agreement has been submitted; no less than 50% of funds received under 18004(a)(1) will provide grants to students. It is estimated that 1389 students are eligible to participate under HEA. Thus far, Compton College has awarded 1,389 students the Compton College Cares Act Grant; these awards total $666,448.00 in CARES Act funds awarded to students.

The Financial Aid Office has disbursed the following funds for Compton College Cares Act Grant Program:

  • $485,800.00 in CARES Act to 1,389 students for Spring 2020
  • $180,960.00 in CARES Act to 580 students for Summer 2020
  • $497,700.00 in CARES Act to 711 students for Fall 2020
  • $48,000.00 in CARES Act to 160 students for Winter 2021

To qualify for the CARES Act Grant at Compton College:

  • Be enrolled in Summer 2020 (at least one unit) at Compton College.
  • Have experienced financial hardship and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quarterly Reports 

 Last Revised: March 1, 2021

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