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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED: CLASSES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE REMOTELY: Registration for the Fall 2020 semester is open.  Enroll now.  Many classes will be in an online/remote format, but a select number of classes will be offered in-person on campus.  Contact student services for assistance and the academic departments for any additional class information. Academic and support services are currently available online and by chat and phone. 

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CARES Emergency Relief Funds FAQs

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant Fund provides emergency grant assistance to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus as stipulated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law March 27, 2020.

Students who qualified and received a CARES emergency grant in the first round of funding disbursement for emergency relief funds were enrolled in a PC financial aid eligible certificate, degree, transfer pathway, or workforce programs prior to March 13, 2020, and had a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at PC during the Spring 2020 semester. Students who qualify for emergency relief funds were included on the MCCCD list of qualified students (produced by MCCCD's Institutional Effectiveness [IE] office) and met the following criteria established by the U.S. Dept. of Education: 

  • Enrolled in at least 3 credits of credit or clock hour courses as of March 13, 2020
  • US Citizen or permanent resident, or refugee, or hold a Visa type of U or T
  • Possess a valid social security number
  • Prior to March 13, enrolled in face-to-face or hybrid classes ( online classes were excluded*)
  • Completed High School (diploma), GED or homeschool certification
  • If male and over the age of 18, registered for selective service
  • Currently enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Currently meeting Satisfactory Academic Performance (SAP)
  • Not in loan repayment default or grant overpayment
  • Has not been state or federally convicted for drug possession or sale
  • Has not fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits
  • Funding is subject to the rules and eligibility requirements found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act and in subsequent notice(s) from the United States Department of Education

* Students in exclusively online programs as of March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CARES funding under the federal requirements.