The CARES Act allows Northwest-Shoals Community College and other higher education institutions to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and education have been disrupted by the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. A requirement of the CARES Act is periodic reports of each area of funding. Those reports are listed below.

CARES Act – Student Portion reports

CARES Act Student Funding Report – May 2020
CARES Act Student Funding Report – June 2020
Quarterly Report CARES Act Student Funding Report – October 2020
Quarterly Report CARES Act Student Funding Report – March 2021
Quarterly Report  CARES Act Student Funding Report – June 2021
Quarterly Report  CARES Act Student Funding Report – September 2021
Quarterly Report  CARES Act Student Funding Report – December 2021
Quarterly Report  CARES Act Student Funding Report – March 2022

CARES Act – Institutional Reports

HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Ending September 30, 2020 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Ending December 31, 2020 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Ending March 31, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Ending June 30, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Ending September 30, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021

CARES Act – Strengthening Institutions Report

HEERF HBCU Quarterly Report – September 2020
HEERF HBCU Quarterly Report – December 2020
HEERF HBCU Quarterly Report Ending March 31, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF HBCU Quarterly Report Ending June 30, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021
HEERF HBCU Quarterly Report Ending September 30, 2021 – Revised December 21, 2021

CARES Act – Combination of Institutional and Strengthening Institutions/HBCU Reports

Institutional and Strengthening Institutions/HBCU – December 2021
Institutional and Strengthening Institutions/HBCU – March 2022
Institutional and Strengthening Institutions/HBCU – June 2022
Institutional and Strengthening Institutions/HBCU – September 2022


NW-SCC CARES NEWS

Northwest-Shoals is preparing to offer round two of CARES money

September 16, 2020

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is preparing to offer Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional portion of CARES money to NW-SCC students enrolled in the 2020 fall semester! With the CARES Act Grant, you may receive a minimum $50 per credit hour. Students can apply through October 2, 2020. You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at NW-SCC. You still have time to register for the fall semester 2nd mini-term! READ MORE

NW-SCC to disburse CARE Act funds to eligible spring semester students

May 15, 2020

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) cares about our students and we recognize how difficult it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. The College is excited to announce it will be disbursing funds to eligible students through the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Eligible students are based on guidelines issued by the DOE. The funds provide economic relief for students enrolled in one or more on-campus, traditional classroom, courses when COVID-19 measures were instituted and instruction was moved to online or alternative delivery methods.

Students receiving checks must be “eligible” as defined by DOE guidelines and may use the funds “for expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.” Students can update their mailing and other information at https://nwscc.edu/current-students/nw-scc-change-of-information-form.

If you have additional questions about CARE Act funds after reading the below Frequently Asked Questions About the CARES Act , please email cingle@nwscc.edu or call 256-331-5291.


Frequently Asked Questions About the CARES Act (Section 18004(a)(1) Student Aid Portion) – Spring 2020

How much in CARES Act funds were distributed to NW-SCC for emergency student aid?

$1,034,735

How many NW-SCC students have been deemed eligible to receive CARES Act funds?

1,455 students (approximately 46% of students enrolled in the 2020 spring semester)

Who is eligible for CARES Act funds?

Students who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Students working towards a degree or certificate at NW-SCC
  • Students enrolled in at least one on-campus, traditional (in-person), course on the NW-SCC Shoals or Phil Campbell campus as of March 16, 2020
  • Students who have a completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file and have satisfied all requirements with the Financial Aid Office 
  • Students who have a satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status
  • Students enrolled at NW-SCC during the Spring Semester

Who is NOT eligible for CARES Act funds?

  • Students enrolled exclusively in online courses
  • Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students
  • Dual-enrolled high school students
  • Students who do not have a valid high school diploma or equivalent
  • Incarcerated students
  • Students who withdrew from classes as of close of business on March 16

Did NW-SCC determine the eligibility requirements?

No. The guidelines for eligibility were issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

How will students be notified about their eligibility?

Students who can expect a CARES Act check will be notified via email by May 19, 2020. The eligibility email will be sent to the primary email address the student has listed in their OneACCS/MY NW-SCC account. Students can update their information at https://nwscc.edu/current-students/nw-scc-change-of-information-form

How will NW-SCC spend/disburse CARES Act funds?

Technology Grants – A total of 1,455 students have been deemed eligible to receive emergency financial assistance in the amount of $711.16 per student.

How will eligible students receive CARES Act funds?

A check will be mailed to the student to the address on record by May 27, 2020. Those eligible should log into MY NW-SCC and verify their home address to ensure the check will arrive in a timely manner. Students can update their information at https://nwscc.edu/current-students/nw-scc-change-of-information-form

Are there guidelines/requirements on how students can spend CARES Act funds?

No.