Grant Information


Beaufort County Community College is pleased to provide grant awarded assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for current curriculum students who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of this funding is to provide financial assistance to students who have been affected by the disruption of the delivery of instruction due to COVID-19. One element of the CARES Act funding is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF funds are intended to provide emergency grants to help students meet urgent, basic needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare as the result of the coronavirus. BCCC received $347,710 from HEERF to provide emergency grants to eligible students. The College will adhere to the following principles and methodology for distributing these funds:

CARES Distribution Principles and Methodology

  • All CARES Grant funding will adhere to the U.S. Department of Education requirements and guidelines.
  • All CARES recipients must apply for the grant using this fillable form below.
  • CARES Grant will fund the economically neediest students at BCCC who were enrolled in Spring 2020 curriculum courses as of March 17, 2020, per data from the required 2019-2020 FAFSA. The maximum HEERF Grant is based on the total HEERF allocation as a percentage of the College‚Äôs total Pell allocation for Spring Semester 2020.
  • Only students who qualified for federal Pell grants for Spring 2020 will be eligible to apply for the CARES Grant.
  • Students who were enrolled only in online courses during Spring 2020 are ineligible to apply for the CARES Grant.
  • The greater the number of academic credits in which a student was enrolled in Spring 2020, the greater percentage of CARES grant funding the student may be eligible to receive.
  • The less the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for a student per the 2019-2020 FAFSA for Spring 2020, the greater percentage of CARES grant funding the student will be eligible to receive.
  • Students will receive as a CARES grant a pro-rated share of the amount of Pell funding they received during Spring Semester 2020 based on the number of credit hours in which they were enrolled and the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for the student, as determined by the 2019-2020 FAFSA.

For questions, please contact:
Ms. Serena Sullivan

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Application


CERTIFICATION: This application contains accurate information to the best of my ability. Falsification of information will result in the termination of any grant awarded. I understand that a copy of my application may be shared with the members of the Beaufort Community College Foundation Grant Awards Committee, and this application becomes the sole property of the College and/or its Foundation. It is my responsibility to inform the College and/or its Foundation if any information on this application changes.

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