NWSCC to disburse $1 million in CARES Act funds to eligible students May 20, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) President Dr. Glenda Colagross announced in an email to students earlier this week that $1,034,735 funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will be mailed by Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to eligible students based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).

NWSCC will distribute CARE funds to 1,455 students (approximately 46% of students enrolled in the 2020 spring semester) that were eligible by USDOE guidelines. The CARE 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 USDOE 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.

For more information on the NWSCC CARES Act, please visit https://nwscc.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information/nw-scc-cares. All additional questions about NWSCC CARES Act funds should be emailed to cingle@nwscc.edu or call 256-331-5291. 

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.