CARES Act Student Aid

Ranger College received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) Student Aid grant funded by the CARES Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This grant is available to support students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

These funds are limited and do not need to be repaid. The funds are not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. This fund can only be applied for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. Funds cannot be requested for school expenses to include tuition and fees.

All applications will be reviewed for eligibility and disbursed to students through your direct deposit account set up on your Campus Connect or by check to the address on file with the Registrar’s Office. Please check your address and make any changes with the Registrar’s Office.

All status updates, request for more information, required forms, documents, offer notices, disbursement information, etc. will be sent to the email provided in the application.

Eligibility

Funding under the HEERF Student Aid grant is available to Title IV eligible enrolled Ranger College students who have been affected by the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Title IV eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligible students must be:

  • Enrolled as a regular student in a degree or certificate eligible program
  • High school graduate, home school graduate, GED recipient or meet Ability-to-Benefit requirements
  • Registered for the Selective Service, if required
  • A United States citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Not in default on a federal student loan, or owe money on a federal student grant
  • Meeting the Ranger College’s Satisfactory Progress for receiving financial aid
    View Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines Here

Questions or concerns directly related to the CARES Act funds or the application can be directed to cares@rangercollege.edu

Apply for CARES

The Cares Act application is currently open for students that graduated in Fall 2020. Please email cares@rangercollege.edu for an application.

1. Ranger College (RC) acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certificate and Agreement to receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds and that it will use at least 50% of the allocated amounts to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2. RC will receive $1,047,733 in total funding, with the student portion totaling $523,867.

3. RC estimates that approximately 500 students will qualify and benefit from the CARES Act funds.

4. RC created an online application for students to use to apply for funds. RC emailed the web link to all students enrolled in Spring 2020 courses except those enrolled in dual credit programs. In August 2020, the application was opened for students enrolled in Summer 2020 courses. Students considered Title IV eligible who were enrolled and completed the spring 2020 semester and /or the summer 2020 semester were eligible.  The Spring and Summer 2020 application was closed in October 2020 and a Fall 2020 application was opened in November for students scheduled to graduate in December 2020. The application was based on the agreement with the CARES Act Certification to only use funds for expenses related to the COVID-19 disruption of campus operations. The types of student expenses that will be reimbursed through the CARES Act funds include food, housing, course materials for moving to online instruction, technology, health care, and childcare. Grant awards for Spring and Summer 2020 ranged from $600 to $1,200 per student depending on the student’s enrollment status. Grant awards for Fall 2020 graduates were $100 per credit hour completed that semester.

As of March 31, 2021, the total amount of funds disbursed to 331 students was $457,700.

As of December 31, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 331 students was $457,700.

As of September 30, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 296 students was $374,100.

As of August 24, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 296 students was $374,100.

As of July 21, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 269 students was $294,900.

As of June 15, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 181 students was $199,200.

As of May 19, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to 0 students was $0.


September 30, 2020 – CARES Act Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting – Institutional Portion

December 31, 2020 – CARES Act Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting – Institutional Portion

March 31, 2021 – CARES Act Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting – Institutional Portion