Federal CARES Act Student Grant

San Jac CARES Act Student Grant

FAFSA

San Jacinto College is now providing emergency grants to students with funding from the Federal CARES Act. Students will be able to use the grant funds for food, housing, and other costs related to the disruption of campus operations during the pandemic.

To qualify for a grant:

  • Students must be currently enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to demonstrate eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA.
  • Please note: Current dual credit students are not eligible for this grant.
  • Please note: Prior to the COVID-19 situation and altered College operations, if you were enrolled in a program of study that is only offered entirely online, you are not eligible for this grant. However, if you were taking individual online courses as part of a program of study that offers both online and in-person courses, you are still eligible.

Steps to apply for the San Jac Federal CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant:

  • Submit a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year online at www.fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app. San Jac’s FAFSA code is 003609.
  • Submit any additional documents requested by the San Jacinto College Financial Aid Office. You can find a list of your specific requirements under Application Status in the Financial Aid section of SOS or the Requirements Status in the San Jac App.  
  • Make a refund selection or confirm your information is current via the BankMobile website.
  • Complete the San Jac CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant Application:

    • Fall 2020 San Jac CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant Application (CLOSED)

    • To sign in, use your SOS login credentials (G# and password)
    • Open until October 1, 2020, or until funds are exhausted

If you need assistance with the FAFSA, email or schedule a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor. You can also call 281-998-6150.

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Student FAQs for Federal CARES Act Emergency Aid Grants

To qualify for a grant:

  • Students must be currently enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to demonstrate eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA. Those eligibility requirements state that students must:
    • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
    • Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
    • Be making satisfactory academic progress (for currently enrolled students).
    • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans.
    • Not be in default on a Title IV loan.
    • File "as part of the original financial aid application process" a certification that includes
      • A statement of educational purpose.
      • Student's SSN.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.
    • Have returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges.
    • Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits.
    • Have repaid Title IV loan amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently.
    • Have Selective Service registration verified.
    • Have Social Security Number verified.
    • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.
  • Please note: Current dual credit students are not eligible for this grant.
  • Please note: Prior to the COVID-19 situation and altered College operations, if you were enrolled in a program of study that is only offered entirely online, you are not eligible for this grant. However, if you were taking individual online courses as part of a program of study that offers both online and in-person courses, you are still eligible.

Steps to apply for the San Jac Federal CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant:

  • Submit a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year online at www.fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app. San Jac’s FAFSA code is 003609.
  • Submit any additional documents requested by the San Jacinto College Financial Aid Office. You can find a list of your specific requirements under Application Status in the Financial Aid section of SOS or the Requirements Status in the San Jac App.  
  • Make a refund selection or confirm your information is current via the BankMobile website.
  • Complete the San Jac CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant Application.

If you need assistance with the FAFSA, email or schedule a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor. You can also call 281-998-6150.

To sign in to the application system follow these steps:

  • Visit the San Jac CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant Application (Do Not use Internet Explorer)
  • Click the “Sign In” button located in the top right corner of the page.
  • Enter your San Jac SOS credentials (G# and Password.)
  • Complete and submit the general scholarship application, which consist of you G# and name.
  • Select the appropriate grant application.

You can submit a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year online at www.fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app. San Jac’s FAFSA code is 003609.

There are no automatic qualifications for the Federal CARES Act emergency aid grant. If you currently receive financial aid, you likely already have a FAFSA on file, but you still need to complete the San Jac CARES Act Emergency Aid Grant Application. You should also make a refund selection or confirm your information is current via the BankMobile website.

The San Jac CARES Act Emergency Grant will not be counted as taxable income or other estimated financial aid assistance. Therefore, the grant will be excluded from income on your 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 FAFSA applications . In addition, the grant will not reduce other financial aid. 

If your application is approved, emergency grant funds will be distributed via direct deposit by the College’s banking partner BankMobile. Visit the BankMobile website to make a refund method selection or confirm your information is current. 

Visit the BankMobile website to make a refund method selection or confirm your information is current. 

Grant awards are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on information provided on grant applications. Awards are capped at $1,200 per student.

Emergency funding requests take up to three to five working days to process. Additional time may be required depending on your BankMobile refund selection.

Current dual credit students are not eligible to receive Federal CARES Act emergency aid grants.

Prior to the COVID-19 situation and altered College operations, if you were enrolled in a program of study that is only offered entirely online, you are not eligible for this grant. However, if you were taking individual online courses as part of a program of study that offers both online and in-person courses, you are still eligible.

If you need assistance with the FAFSA or Federal CARES Act emergency aid grant application, email or schedule a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor. You can also call 281-998-6150.