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Kankakee Community College students set to receive CARES Act funds

KANKAKEE – Kankakee Community College (KCC) will continue distributing over $630,000 in CARES Acts funds received earlier this summer later this month. Students at the school could begin receiving a stimulus payment from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund later this month.

“We wanted to maximize the number of students who would benefit,” said Michelle Hasik, KCC director of financial aid. “Many Fall 2020 students will get CARES Act HEERF checks automatically. They don’t need to apply. They just need to confirm that they meet the government’s requirements to qualify for relief funds. Most students will qualify, so we are happy to provide this simplified process to get checks to them.”

KCC announced checks will be sent to fall credit students who haven’t received CARES Act funds yet before the end of September earlier this morning.  Students should expect an email along with a checklist of requirements in order to keep the funds.

The CARES Act HEERF payments are designed to assist students facing qualifying expenses due to campus closure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  KCC first began distributing some of the funds earlier this year to spring and summer students who applied for the relief funding.

 “Students will receive an amount which will be based off of their numbers of credit hours during the fall term,” Hasik said. Checks will be mailed to the students’ address on file. “Students who accept the fall stimulus may still qualify for additional CARES Act funding,” Hasik said.

Qualifications and applications are on the KCC Financial Aid website.

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