The College of Central Florida will distribute $2.5 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to current students whose lives have been disrupted.
Approximately 3,400 CF students will receive the funds to be used for course materials, technology, food, housing, health care and child care.
“It is important that students prepare themselves for a career that will provide for them when times are good and when they are more challenging,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president. “We are pleased to distribute these funds so that students can continue on their educational pathway.”
While colleges have discretion over how to award the aid, they must prioritize students with the greatest need. Therefore, CF will prioritize aid to Pell eligible and other federal Title IV eligible students. Emergency aid is in addition to other Title IV aid awarded to students.
The College of Central Florida is offering courses in person, online and in a hybrid format to meet student needs. Student services such as admissions, advising and tutoring are also being offered in a variety of formats.