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Gadsden State to have another disbursement of funds to eligible students

Dr. Kathy Murphy, president of Gadsden State Community College, announced that funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will be distributed by April 16 to eligible students based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The funds provide economic relief for students enrolled at Gadsden State.

How much HEERF II (CRRSAA) funds were distributed to Gadsden State for emergency student aid?


How many students have been deemed eligible for student aid?

  • Spring headcount: 3522
  • Eligible students: 2950
  • Percent: 83.75%

Who is eligible?

  • Students enrolled in at least one course
  • Freshman, continuing, returning/readmitted students
  • Students who had not withdrawn on or before March 22, 2021

Who is not eligible?

  • 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 (ACE Institute)
  • Incarcerated students
  • Transient and ALI students
  • Students who withdrew from Gadsden State prior to close of business on March 22, 2021

Did Gadsden State determine the eligibility requirements?

No, the guidelines for eligibility were issued by U.S. Department of Education HEERF guidance.    

How will students be notified about their eligibility?

Student who can expect to receive a HEERF II student aid check will be notified via email.

How will Gadsden State spend/disburse HEERF II (CRRSAA) funds?

Eligible students will receive a HEERF II student aid check mailed to their permanent address on record.  As required by the CRRSAA Act, students with exceptional financial need (Pell recipients) were prioritized and will receive additional funding.

How will eligible students receive HEERF II funds?

A check will be mailed to the address on record by Friday, April 16.

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