CARES/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I (HEERF) Report

Your Share of CARES - Spring 2020 Launch

In May 2020, UHCCs launched "Your Share of CARES" and awarded $713,200 to 3,566 students who were enrolled in spring and impacted by COVID-19. This application is now closed, but additional funding opportunities will become available during the summer.

Eligible students received a personal email notification regarding their eligibility and a link to an online request form. Students were asked to certify that they had incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Details about how UHCC campuses administered the CARES program can be found in Campus Reports on the left side of this page.

Spring 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled at one or more of the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges
  • Classified degree or certificate seeking student (excludes fully-online degree programs)
  • Filed a FAFSA for 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 and meets Title IV eligibility criteria*
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Had at least $200 of expenses related to the changes in classes because of the coronavirus
    • Examples include: purchasing internet services or data to study at home, childcare because you have to study at home, grocery expenses that you would not have had if classes were still meeting on campus, etc.

*Title IV eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen, a valid Social Security Number, registration with Selective Service (if student is male), and a high school diploma, GED or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting

Additional Funding for CARES

The first round of CARES awarding closed on May 13, 2020 and was intended to help students complete the spring semester. We understand students are continuing to face financial hardship due to COVID-19. Additional opportunities to apply for CARES funding will become available during the summer and UHCCs will be reaching out to eligible students. Please continue checking this site for updates.

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