EAC offers students COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant

EAC offers students COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant

Eastern Arizona College has announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant to help students who are financially impacted as result of the global pandemic. This grant pertains to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) that was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and includes grants for college and university students across the nation.

“We understand that many students are trying to navigate the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” stated Todd Haynie, president of Eastern Arizona College. “This funding is intended to help students weather the storm and continue pursuing their academic goals.”

EAC will identify groups of eligible students and automatically disburse CARES Act grants in three different waves.

1. The first wave of grants will be awarded in the amount of $1000 to students who have filed a FAFSA and who have been awarded a Pell grant.

2. The second wave of grants will be awarded to students with an estimated family contribution between $5,712 and $9,000 (the cutoff range for Pell eligibility). This will encompass income ranges of approximately $60,000 to $128,000 per year.

3. The third wave of grants will be awarded to Pell eligible students until funds are depleted.

In compliance with guidelines of the Cares Act, funds awarded will not be applied to any balances owed to the college. Students who wish to resolve a balance should contact the Fiscal Control Office at (928) 428-8221.

For questions about this emergency aid grant, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@eac.edu or (928) 428-8287.

Enroll Today in EAC Summer Classes : More online classes to choose from. Classes begin on June 1. Financial Aid is available for students who qualify. Call EAC’s Financial Aid Office at (928) 428-8287 for details. Register by calling EAC’s Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270, or online at www.eac.edu.